WASP CHEWS LEGS OFF LARGE HUNTSMAN SPIDER KEEPING HIM ALIVE. http://www.mahakobees.com
Eat or be eaten is what we are talking about here. A little off the beekeeping topic we know, but this was so interesting, we had to share it. Its unique to Australia. This Australian Yellow Antennae Black Wasp, a “spider wasp”, first stings the fairly large spider, much larger than herself, which paralyzes her soon to be prey. She then brutally chews legs off this large rain spiders (HUNTSMAN’s) body, keeping him alive and fresh for her off spring to consume later. The Black Spider Wasp will then lay one egg on the the back of the spiders remaining carcass, usually only one per egg per spider. She then carries the spiders dismembered body to her nest. She can’t fly with such a heavy payload, so she uses her long legs to lift the spiders large body and drags him mercilessly away. Its a strange world out there, especially in the insect world.
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