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04-OCT-2006 İAlexander Dudley 2006

Sugar Ant Eater

Cataract Dam, NSW Australia

I found seven specimens of this species of spider on Scribbly gums and each spider appeared to have caught a Sugar ant of the
genus Campanotus. Given the similarity in colour between the spider and her prey, and the fact that I found so many on different
trees I conclude that this spider might be a specialist. Bad news for Sugar ants. I wonder if eating too many sugar ants is bad for
the spider's mandibles?

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Guest 25-Aug-2007 20:24
Great caption! Too many sugar ants bad for its mandibles! HA! I laugh!