Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harvestman carrying a dead bee.

Wow, I have never seen a harvestman carrying such a big, tasty prize! Harvestmen can ambush and catch small prey with their chelicerae and legs (they are venomless), but they also are scavengers who nibble on anything from fungus to rotting meat. I am guessing that this gangly-legged creature found this bee already dead or stole it from a larger predator.

(Photos by Eric, as usual.)

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