Small Spider vs. Marmorated Stink Bug

Spiders know how to handle much larger prey:

Spider draining Marmorated Stinkbug
Spider draining Marmorated Stinkbug

Apparently the stink bug’s armor doesn’t count for much when the spider has the luxury of attacking through a weak spot in the underbelly after the critter stops struggling.

Stink bugs cause considerable damage to crops (notably apples) in the Hudson Valley, but they haven’t been the existential catastrophe we all expected when they first arrived.

Hooray for spiders!

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