What spiders eating weird stuff tell us about complex Amazon food webs

Rare views of invertebrates munching on vertebrates include a tarantula and an opossum

fishing spider eating a tadpole

WHAT’S FOR DINNER?  Documenting invertebrates of the Amazon rainforest chowing down on vertebrates, such as this fishing spider with a tadpole in its mouth, helps scientists connect the dots of the Amazon’s intricate food web.

Emanuele Biggi/Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 2019

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