Ant Eater Scarab Beetle  (two photos)
genus Cremastocheilus
spider Metepeira species


cremastocheilus
I watched this beetle fly into a Desert Orb Weaver's web. The spider
immediately ran over to the beetle but I don't think it was thrilled
with what it found.  I have a feeling it will probably cut it loose and
try to fix what was left of its nice little orb web. ©Carol Davis 6-11-2018

ant eater scarab
"What a horrible predicament this is!" These scarabs do just
what their common name implies - eat ants. © Carol Davis 6-11-2018

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