Walking back through the park at Tham Lod (Pang Ma Pha), we heard a strange buzzing/humming sound; when we turned to look, we saw this Golden Orb Weaver spider (Nephila Pilipes) killing her prey. The sound was the moth’s wings, frantically beating as it tried to free itself.
Both animals were huge – it’s no exaggeration to say that they were as big as my hand!
I’m not sure what the moth is. The internet tells me it’s a Melittia Cucurbitis (Squash Vine Borer) but it also says they are very small, so I don’t think it can be, although they do look similar. If anyone knows, please tell me!