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Spider Wasp

Description:

Black spider wasp with green tinge killing a larger spider and dragging it away. The spider was alive and it took the wasp some effort to gain control.

Habitat:

Brazilian atlantic forest

Notes:

The wasp dragged this spider a long way. From what I observed the wasp takes the spider and other insects to a clay cocoon-like home, suspended under the roof or in tree branches, where the grub is stored. I have seen the wasp going in and out of this cocoon-like home carrying small spiders and other insects.

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3 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

You're welcome Nick

NickCook
NickCook 10 years ago

Many thanks S Frazier

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Hello. Insects and spiders are both Arthropods. I moved your spotting to that group :-)

NickCook
Spotted by
NickCook

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 1, 2010
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012

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