The picture 5 | 2021

  18.08.2021 Magazine

Scuttling nightmare for bees: the warm weather at the beginning of June lured them out of their hiding places: the crab spiders, which are feared by bees and wasps. Pictured is one of the 2,155 species found worldwide. As if stuffed, it often remains hidden under a flower for hours until, as in the picture, an unsuspecting bee approaches. The spider grabs it in a flash with its tentacles, injects its venom and then sucks it dry.

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