So I was playing KTD and paused at the vine portion of the final battle to do something and there’s one more description…
"Sectonia’s parasitic species survives by leeching power from other life-forms until they’re weak enough to be controlled. The People of the Sky and King Dedede decided to fight back in an effort to save the planet Popstar from the evil queen."
And there are kinds of parasitic wasps that target spiders in particular.
Sectonia and Taranza’s relationship just got 1000 times more terrifying/depressing, yay .-.