Yep, spiders eat bats all across the world – except for Antarctica that is. Bats rank among the most successful groups of mammals, with the more than 1,200 species of bats comprising about one-fifth of all mammal species; aside for humans, they have very few natural enemies, and usually, their numbers are large enough to survive even amidst several predators. However…

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For some invertebrates, bats are often on the menu. Not only spiders, but also giant centipedes and even some cockroaches sometimes feast on bats (or their young ones).

This was a known phenomena, but was thought to occur pretty rarely. Recent studies of a web-building spider species (Argiope savignyi) and a tarantula species (Poecilotheria rufilata) both killing small bats led researchers to suggest that bat captures and kills due to spiders might be more frequent than previously thought.

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