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Giant Crab Spider by Anish Andheria

While most people visit Bandhavgarh to catch a glimpse of these charismatic large carnivores, serious wildlife enthusiasts take just as much pleasure in discovering and observing smaller predators, including the female giant crab spider Heteropoda venatoria that can be seen carrying its large, white egg case, which it will guard ferociously. Crab spiders are specialised cockroach eaters, overpowering them by sheer speed and powerful jaws.
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