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Old Tuesday 15th June 2004, 15:02   #1
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Who is eating who?

I have often seen Damsels eating small spiders, but at what size does the Spider have to be for the role to be reversed and the Damsel becomes the meal?
I am not sure but, I think the Spider is winning in this case.
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Old Tuesday 15th June 2004, 15:11   #2
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I have often seen Damsels eating small spiders, but at what size does the Spider have to be for the roll to be reversed and the Damsel becomes the meal?
I am not sure but, I think the Spider is winning in this case.
Hello David,
I'm not so sure your correct, I cannot see the Damselfly's head in your picture, if is there, there must be some of it missing. Somehow I don't think a spider of that size would have any trouble disposing of a Damselfly. Remember a Damselfly cannot parallyse a spider and to try and take on a large fast moving spider is a little beyong it's capabilities

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Tetragnatha extensa seems to have decapitated the damsel.
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