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Spider eating ladybird

Observed: 1st September 2011 By: babu1
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Garden spider
Garden spider 1
Description:

Garden spider on web with prey.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Refugee's picture

Debate

I was thinking about a garden cross spider that is a little thin and hungry enough to tackle the bitter blood of a ladybird.

Refugee

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Spider's menu

I observed a near neighbour, same species, of the above spider wrapping up a bee (!) for its larder. Hungry (or foolhardy) enough to take the risk, I suppose.

S Tomkins

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They like them

Garden cross spiders like wasps because they have more meat on them and anyway about half of pray bights at the front end and it is little more effort to deal with stuff that bights at both ends...

Refugee