Hey Spider! What are you doing?

Well human, I’ve made a lunchbox out of ants and bum rope and I’m taking it somewhere. I’m a really tiny spider you’ve named Europys and I specialise in preying on ants! I ambush them and wrap them in silk and take them somewhere to eat or use for food for my babies. Don’t worry, there are enough ants to go round.

Ant-killing Spider with Ant Bundle
Tiny Europys spider hauls around a bundle of white-footed ants. Mapleton, Qld.
Ant-killing Spider with Ant Bundle
She takes her bundle of ants on an epic journey across a fallen log. Mapleton, Qld.
Ant-killing Spider with Ant Bundle
Every now and then she needs to rest. Imagine hauling around a lunch box five times your size. It’s no wonder she needs to eat a lot of ants! Mapleton, Qld.

Here are some more great macro photo galleries of spiders: www.aussiebugs.com.au/Arachnids

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