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Monday, April 28, 2014

European Wasp loses out (for once).

I noticed a European Wasp moving slowly through the grass and leaf litter, near Lake Alexandra, Mittagong.

I got a bit excited watching this even play out in front of me. I have witnessed Spider Wasps dragging Huntsman Spiders away to the lair, where a nasty fate awaits them. So, I figured there is some kind of justice being played out here.

Look closely.
There is a European Wasp in the grass.
These Ants have long antennae, and they often walk with their "Gaster" (their last body segment) held high in the air.

Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus
Red-headed Spider Ant
drags its 'prize" a European Wasp
towards its nest.

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