Last week, we posted a piece about camouflage, in which we cited our newly discovered wasp spider as an example of a harmless species dressing up in the black and yellow stripes that so many creatures use to signal that they are dangerous. Then we watched BBC’s Winterwatch and there is a picture at 2:20 that suggests we may have been mistaken. We apologise for the error…..
We can think of only one other UK example of invertebrates eating vertebrates: the ferocious aquatic nymphs of the larger dragonflies hunting and eating tadpoles and even small fish, a drama that must be playing out in the depths of our ponds every year.
The stunning header picture was taken in the park in 2020 by Simon Knight