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Garden spider feeding on a cocooned wasp or fly

Observed: 21st September 2009 By: GeorgeWSGeorgeWS’s reputation in InvertebratesGeorgeWS’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Garden spider feeding on what appears to be a cocooned wasp or possibly a fly.

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This is a story of a wasp getting its revenge........

It does look like a wasp that it has all wrapped up, ready to eat.
This is a story of a wasp getting its revenge........
My Dad told me about this incident that happened in late summer when all of the female garden spiders were about. He observed a wasp come up to a web and harass the spider, then fly away and then come back and harras so much that the spider left its pray bundle. Then the wasp actually took the food wrapped in silk and flew away with it!

Rose