Robber Flies inject their prey with a deadly combo of enzymes that paralyzes and liquifies their victim from within. They have FIVE eyes, the better to see their prey . They hunt other flies, moths, spiders and dragonflies.
“The Greek name for wolf is Lycos, and wolf spiders (Lycosidae spp.) are named as such because they were previously thought to hunt in groups, in contrast to spiders catching their prey in webs. Wolf spiders are also characterized by good vision, females carrying their egg sacs with them (most do), and eight eyes.
Wolf spiders are diurnal and have fairly large and robust front legs.
They use their strong cheliceraes to crush prey, and they can inflict sharp stinging bites on humans. They are very fast and can reach a speed of two feet per second over short distances.”
These large catepillars will morph into a Five Spotted Moth. They have an insatiable appetite and will chomp up tomato and tobacco plants until there is little left.
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