Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Spider eats a mantis

The other day, while harvesting some of our chillies, WW spotted this
spider eating mantis in Malaysia

It seems like some member of the Mantidae family went into the wrong neighbourhood...
spider eating mantis in Malaysia close up

Normally I welcome spiders gobbling up insects, but maybe in this case it's less good, as apparently Mantises can be good for organic farming because they eat other insects, as do spiders I suppose…
spider eating mantis in Malaysia close up

Another interesting thing is, similar to the previous post, that the pattern on the spider’s back looks a bit like a face of some Japanese comic villain, or perhaps a malevolent Lord Shiva.
spider eating mantis in Malaysia

What do you think?







3 comments:

James Missier said...

Its a pity that the mantis had become a food for this spider.

But as for the Shiva? How to notice?

julian said...

If you look on the back of the spider in the last picture... MAybe it's not so obvious.

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