Parasitic wasp larvae hatching from inside the living caterpillar host. The
female wasp will oviposit into the host’s body. The larvae will feed
inside the host until they are ready to pupate. Quite often the host is
dead by that point but if not, then the parasitoid will often eat its
way out of the host.
Alligator Snapping Turtles hunt by laying motionless and
wiggling the worm-like appendage at the tip of their tongue to attract
Sea Bunny Nudibranch (source).
Argentinian Orca beaching itself to catch a seal pup (source).
The mantis shrimp “spearing” the
head of a fish. Mantis shrimp wait for fish to swim near their burrow
and then strike with their claws and drag them into their burrows. Their
strikes are so strong that they have been known to smash aquarium
A Crucifix Frog taps her tootsies. These fidgety feet attract the attention of insect prey in a ruse known as pedal luring. Video: Australian Museum.
Horseshoe crabs can lay between 60,000 to 120,000 eggs. These eggs are laid in the sand or mud in batches of a few thousand at a
time, and take 2 weeks to hatch. Many are eaten by seabirds while
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