Wasp Paralyzes Trapdoor Spider

Wasp Paralyzes Trapdoor Spider

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Caption: A trapdoor spider (Liphistius malayanus) that has been paralyzed by a spider wasp (Pompilidae, possibly Leptodialepis or Hemipepsis sp) that will lay an egg in the spiders body. Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Keywords: animal, arachnid, asia, depositing egg, ecology, fauna, fraser'ss hill, hemipepsis, insect, laying egg, leptodialepis, liphistius, liphistius malayanus, malaysia, malaysian fauna, montane rainforest, pahang, paralyzed spider, parasitism, pompilid wasp, pompilidae, predation, predator prey, prey, rainforest, spider, spider wasp, trapdoor spider, wasp, wildlife

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