11_0208 Blue-black Spider Wasp (Anoplius sp.) on Connector Trail 

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Hoping to attract a spider, the wasp plays dead. If a spider trys to drag the wasp away, it will be stung and paralysed. The wasp then will lay it eggs in the hapless spider which eventually will be eaten alive by the developing wasp larvae. It is just like in the movie "Alien".

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