A predator is an animal that eats other animals. Many insects are predatory, for example Praying mantids and dragonflies. These insects are often diurnal and have large compound eyes to allow them to spot their prey. Other well known invertebrate predators include spiders.
A photograph of a garden spider wrapping prey caught in its web with silk.
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