24 November 2015

Wasp and spider

Just above the car park at the end of No. 1 Line this afternoon, I watched this small wasp dragging this spider towards a burrow (visible in the background). The process seemed very inefficient — the wasp would drag the spider a few millimetres, release it, wander off, eventually come back to the spider, leave it again, go and disappear into the burrow then emerge again, check the spider, and so on. I didn't have the patience to see if it did eventually drag the spider into the burrow. At the rate it was moving the paralysed spider, the wasp's probably only now at the mouth of the burrow ;-)

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