A female brown widow earns her reputation. Here she has killed her suitor. She wraps him in silk and attaches him to a cricket. Another male comes in and partakes of the cricket while carefully avoiding the female. Perhaps he will be her new suitor.
Male (small) and Female Brown widow - Latrodectus geometricus Brown widow - Latrodectus geometricus livng up to her reputation. The male is dead. She holds onto him, partially wrapped in silk, with her claw The dead male is wrapped with the cricket Another male comes in The new suitor looks at his unfortunate predecessor. The new male dines on the cricket under the the lifeless prior suitor. The female comes back The careful male keeps his distance.