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Old 02-26-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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While looking through the forums, I figured this was the right place to post this.

While searching through my photos, I came across this one from this past summer. I don't think I posted it before, if I did, please forgive me.
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I saw an arachnid eating insect in the garden last summer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula_hawk

When I saw it I wasn't even scared, I was too astonished to be anything other than astonished. The thing was massive, and appeared to have been designed by a heavy metal band.

It also had the habit of keeping it's wings beating on idle rpm, reminiscent of a helicopter landing in combat situations.

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Commenting on his own experience, one researcher described the pain as "…immediate, excruciating pain that simply shuts down one's ability to do anything, except, perhaps, scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations."[2] In terms of scale, the wasp's sting is rated near the top of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index,
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I saw an arachnid eating insect in the garden last summer.
That's a switch!
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:12 AM   #5
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Maybe suunto can give me an ID...or two.
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Hmmmmmmm.
Was it and Arachnid eating (an) insect or an Arachnid eating..... insect?
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Hmmmmmmm.
Was it and Arachnid eating (an) insect or an Arachnid eating..... insect?
I had to re-read it to be sure, it was an insect eating an arachnid! A.K.A an arachnid-eating insect.
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I didn't know butterflies were insectivores....
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I didn't know butterflies were insectivores....
No, no...I meant the arachnid was eating the butterfly...but the other post was about an insect that eats arachnids.
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Pompilidae 4a | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

It was some class of Pompiloidea I think.

Spider Wasp with prey - Priocnemis minorata - BugGuide.Net
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