This is a photo essay about a battle between a small Spider (a pale, small Daddy Long Legs type) and a large "Common Assassin Bug - Pristhesancus plagipennis . This was clearly going to be a battle between weight and strength against technology of the Web.
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Live Assassin Bug, and Spider keeping a safe distance.
Spider attempting to secure the leg of the Assassin Bug.
It was only this leg which was securely holding the Bug.
Spider making another approach.
Eventually the bug must have lost strength, and presumably the Spider then went in for a death bite.I did not have enough patience to wait around to witness the Spider making the "kill".
|Spider making another close approach to the|
|And then the Spider retreats away (yet again).|
Certainly, in the morning, there was the bug all neatly wrapped up.
Lose: Assassin Bug
|Spider has retreated to safety under a ledge of the |
HardiPlank "Weatherboard cladding".