Wolf spiders don’t spin webs. They use speed and agility to run down prey.
Needle-sharp fangs easily pierce insect armor and inject venom.
Strong jaws help the wasp drag victims home to its underground nest.
Stun Gun Bun
A female wasp’s business end is tipped with a zappy, stabby stinger.
And the winner is…
One stab from the wasp’s stinger, and the spider is paralyzed. After dragging it to her nest, the wasp lays an egg on the still-alive spider. When the baby wasp hatches, the spider will become its first meal.
The struggle to survive isn’t always a fair fight.
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