This poor halved creature was dying by my front door. I wonder what killed this insect, and why is it still alive despite the injury. I contemplated putting it out of its misery since it appeared to be suffering, but I didn’t want to disrupt nature if there was good reason why this had happened- like, it was a host, etc. Does anyone know what bug this is? It looks like a wasp of some sort, but I’ve never seen this kind before. It’s pretty, fuzzy, red and black.
Video Part Two. These two large spiders were fighting (or mating) when a third smaller spider tried to get in on the action. Please ignore the discussion in the background. (lol) We were just so shocked by the turn of events. We don’t know why this third spider decided to come down the web, or why the other two chased after it. I’m ignorant when it comes to spiders, so I’m not even sure if these are different species, the same species, etc.
Armed with only my iPhone and completely clueless, I take pictures of various insects and other assorted arachnids around my house. Please help me identify these mysterious, beautiful, and in some cases, terrifying creatures. (Terrifying to me, anyways...)