Posts tagged ‘Stenolemus bituberus’

October 27, 2010

Hostage Imposter

The technical name for this bug is Stenolemus bituberus, but I’ll just call it a Black Ops bug since it goes behind enemy lines to devour the unsuspecting predator-now-turned-into-prey. The Black Ops bug purposely lands itself in a spider’s web. The spider will then sense via vibration that something is caught and will routinely proceed to locate the new captor, wrap it up in more web, and consume it. As the spider nears, the Black Ops bug stops feigning weakness and proceeds to attack and eat the spider!

There are however, some instances where the spider counter attacks and actually overpowers the Black Ops bug. No risk, no reward I guess. Got to be in it to win it, keep your game tight!

More details at Wired.