Attack of Spider in Early Cretaceous period

Attack of Spider in Early Cretaceous period

As per reports, an amazing snapshot of spider and prey has been recorded. The fossil record showed the scene, which was 100 million years old. The picture has been painted in amber and shows spider, which has been able to trap a male wasp in its web.

Experts were of the view that the scene must have taken place in the Early Cretaceous period, which prevailed 97 to 110 million years back. The scene had taken place in Hukawng Valley of Myanmar, further asserted experts, who informed the spider was from the family of social orb-weaver spider and male wasp belonged to species Cascoscelio incassus.

Both the species are not present now, but the main thing, which experts would like to discuss, is that such attack of spider is prevalent now also. “This was the wasp’s worst nightmare, and it never ended. The wasp was watching the spider just as it was about to be attacked”, said George Poinar Jr., an entomologist from Oregon State University.

He affirmed that if the picture is seen from his eyes then two activities get witnessed. First is the attack of spider and second is its social life in the Early Cretaceous period.


FrenchTribune Specials

"Graduation model" programme helps lift Indian households out of poverty

A new six-country study which observed the lives of 21,000 poorest people of the world has revealed that some interventions in routine daily living have helped households out of poverty in India. As a result of these interventions, assets have reportedly increased 15 percent, while consumption has gone up by 26 percent; and savings among the...

Most Popular

Hubble observes strange behavior of star 'Nasty 1'

Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to...

Lack of sanitation in Jeni’s production facility cause listeria outbreak: FDA

Last month's listeria contamination occurred because of...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: