Spider-eating wasp


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Originally uploaded by lekowala.

This spider has been immobilised by the wasp’s sting and is going to be eaten alive very slowly perhaps by her larvae. It is interesting to note that the sting is an evolved adaptation of the ovipositor so only female wasp and bees sting.

Picture taken last year at the Macritchie Board Walk after exiting from the Tree-top walk

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