Subject: Grass crab spider?
Geographic location of the bug: Wilderness, South Africa
Time: 02:02 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi, I would love to know if this is A Grass Crab spider on my Egg Plant. And if is a dragonfly that it is eating?
How you want your letter signed: Herman Jungbauer-Rudman
We concur with your identification of a Grass Crab Spider in the genus Oxytate which is pictured on Jungle Dragon where it indicates there are four species found in South Africa. The prey is not a Dragonfly. It is a True Fly and in our opinion, it appears to be a Flower Fly or Hover Fly in the family Syrphidae.