Although tarantulas are predators themseleves, 
    they are also prey to pompilid wasps.
Organisms that feed on several to many individuals during its lifetime, quickly killing each individual on which it feeds ( lions, spiders, etc.) 

Distinguishing features of predators 

  • predators kill their prey 
  • predators eat several to many prey during its lifetime

  • predators kill their prey quickly so the response time available to prey is short relative to the time hosts have available to respond
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