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Today I watched what I thought, at first, was a wasp stuck in a spider's web. On closer inspection I realised it was a wasp trying to remove a dead fly from the web and the spider was putting up a fight.
Soon the spider seemed to give up the fight and it scuttled away leaving the wasp to cut away the web with its mouth and release the dead fly. Then it flew off with it.
Is this usual behaviour? I have never seen it before. Also, I wondered if the spider has ever been seen to win the battle and eat the wasp?