Spider battles a wasp!

I know a lot of people here dislike spider photos, but this is a video, and it’s a battle between a handsome Steatoda and a much larger wasp. Usually wasps win these kinds of fight, but not in this case, which made me happy.

Also, watch the spider pause once the wasp is lethally envenomated, step towards the camera, and preen for a bit before going back to hog-tie the beast. Bravo!


  1. Susan Montgomery says

    …and, is that one of those ultra-nasty Vespa Japonica wasps? Good for the spider!

  2. hemidactylus says

    No spiders better be messing with the sand wasps digging holes in my yard!

  3. wzrd1 says

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