Friday, August 15, 2008

A Role Reversal - Bug eats Spider!

I watched a slow-motion drama take place on the window facing behind my house this afternoon. A bug nymph, I assume it was an assassin bug of some sort, was stalking a small spider. The bug would face the spider and use its antennae to touch the spider, probably in search of a vulnerable spot to attack. I took a lot of photos and even a movie to document what I saw. I finally had to take a break to eat supper.

Assassin Bug stalking spider

When I returned about an hour later the bug had caught the spider and was eating it!Assassin bug eating spider!

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