Tarantula hawk (Pompilidae) with arachnid prey
Photographed in Ankarana national park, Madagascar. Paul Bertner 2012,
Tarantula hawk (Pompilidae) pulling prey into burrow
Photographed in Udzungwa national park, Tanzania. Paul Bertner 2013.
Pompilid wasp with prey
Parasitoid wasp will drag the spider to its den where the spider will be put into a sealed chambers after an egg has been deposited on its still living body to provide food for the developing larvae. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia. Paul Bertner 2013.
Net-casting spider (Menneus sp.) with net
Net-casting spider (Menneus sp.) with prey
Ogre-faced spider (Deinopis sp.) with web
Photographed in the Kanuku mountains, Guyana. Paul Bertner 2011.
Ogre-faced spider (Deinopis sp.)
Photographed in Amani nature reserve, Tanzania. Paul Bertner 2013.
Bolas spider (Acantharachne milloti)
Photographed in Andasibe national park, Madagascar. Paul Bertner 2015.
Camouflaged mossy spider (Cryptothele n.sp.?)
Photographed in Mt. Kinabalu national park, Borneo. Paul Bertner 2014.
Asian army ants (Leptogenys sp.) with katydid prey
Photographed in Bukit Barisan national park, Indonesia. Copyright Paul Bertner 2013.
All photos © Paul Bertner