Nightmare fuel for wasps
October 10, 2012 12:14 PM Subscribe
Researchers at Oregon State University have uncovered a unprecedented find: a spider attacking a wasp
, both captured
in amber (larger image here
). The story, published in the journal Historical Biology
, details that the attack occurred some 100 million years ago, during the early Cretaceous, in what is now Myanmar. Both the spider and the wasp belong to now-extinct species.
The amber fragment also contained the body of another spider in the same web, which may be the oldest evidence yet for social behaviour in spiders.
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