Feeding Ecology And Diet

Predator and carnivore, eating almost any kind of insect or bug. Eats moths, mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and beetles that have become entangled in silky web. Will invade spiders' webs, attack resident spider, and take over web. If prey is already enwrapped in web, it eats it. New prey trapped in web will be swiftly wrapped with new silk, spun as many as several feet (meters) around victim by fourth pair of legs. The prey is then bitten, with digesting fluid injected into body. It will then proceed to suck body empty over the course of a day or two. When it is finished, it will cut remains loose, letting them fall to ground in pile of dead bodies.

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