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Pirate spider catches scorpion (Cercophonius squama) While there are a few &#039;lunch&#039; shots around.... I was lucky to swatche the whole process here. <br />
The spider (Mimetidae;Australomimetus sp.) paralysed the scorpion, (although the scorpion looked much bigger), wrapped it and put a thread on, went back up the wall to it&#039;s lair, then hanging by one leg hauled the scorpion up at least a metre.<br />
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Pirate spider catches scorpion (Cercophonius squama)

While there are a few 'lunch' shots around.... I was lucky to swatche the whole process here.
The spider (Mimetidae;Australomimetus sp.) paralysed the scorpion, (although the scorpion looked much bigger), wrapped it and put a thread on, went back up the wall to it's lair, then hanging by one leg hauled the scorpion up at least a metre.
Crazy world.

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''Cercophonius squama'', commonly known as the forest scorpion or wood scorpion, is a scorpion native to southeastern Australia. It is typically around 25–40 mm long. Its colour consists of different shades of brown.

Similar species: Scorpions
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Mar 30, 2016. Captured Mar 19, 2012 18:41 in 8 Alexandra St, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
  • EX-Z2000
  • f/3.4
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 8.46mm