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Wasp Versus Spider

While trekking through the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, I spotted a wasp carrying a spider through midair. The two landed on a leaf next to me and I was fortunate to capture their battle to the death. I suspect the wasp is a parasitoid utilizing the spider as a host. The myriad of life in the Amazon Rainforest enforce selective pressures that promotes unique evolutionary pathways for survival such as this wasp's predatory behavior.

TAGS: Amazon, Nature, Peru, Rainforest, Wasp

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Castro Valley, California, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Henry Zou.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2016
Total Views: 85
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: April 5, 2016, 7:58 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSC-HX400V
Focal Length: 15.1mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f4
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PHOTO LOCATION Pilcopata, Peru