Image: Spider with parasitic worm - Michael Williams

Spider with parasitic worm - Michael Williams

While photographing frogs in north Queensland, I came across this St Andrews Cross Spider. Watching with great interest, the spider wrestled with the intruder that had become entangled in its web. I am not sure if the parasite emerged from the spider, or it fell out of a passing vertebrate species.

Finalist, Professional Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

Photographer:
Michael Williams
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