This parasitic Spider Wasp, Cryptocheilus bicolor, has subdued this large huntsman spider with its powerful sting! The unfortunate Spider faces a fate worse than death. After being paralysed by the wasp, the Wasp dragged the spider down a hole in the ground and laid a single egg on it before covering up the hole. There the spider will lay permanently paralysed until the wasp lava hatches and eats the spider ALIVE!!
(Title unwittingly suggested by MICKSPIXPHOTOS! Thanks Mick)
Canon EOS 400D, 100mm Macro 1:1.
Emerald Beach, NSW, Australia