Huge Tarantula Hawk Wasp Carrying Off A Dying Huntsman Spider For A Feast Goes Viral
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An amazing photo displaying a spider wasp dragging a huntsman spider has really gone viral. The photo was taken in Bronte, Sydney shows an orange spider wasp carting off a paralyzed huntsman back to its den.
The species of wasp arrested the spider prey with a string and dragged it to its nest. Accordingly, the female wasp used the spider’s body as a living host, laid an egg inside the alive spider and then the larva ate it alive from inside out.
An amazing photo displaying a spider wasp dragging a huntsman spider has really gone viral
Incredibly, the wasps can drag a spider twice their own height. Nevertheless, the photo uploaded to Reddit has been shared 37,000 times. Similarly, it has received about 4000 comments with many individuals from the United States and the United Kingdom surprised at the wildlife living in Australia.
A user commented: ‘I think the best part is knowing its all the way in Australia and it can’t hurt us here.’
Another added: ‘The best part about the whole post! We all knew it was Australia without even reading the description.’
Spider wasps gained their name for their tendencies to hunt and kill spiders
A video earlier this year has, however, gone viral showing a spider wasp dragging a huntsman up the netting of a door.