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Spider wasp


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RickCWest 4 years ago

The pompilid wasp is Auplopus pratens Dreisbach, 1963.

RickCWest 4 years ago

The identification was made by my colleague and pompilid wasp expert - Dr. Cecilia Waichert. The host spider is an unidentified species of Salticidae (jumping spider).

John La Salle
John La Salle 5 years ago

This is a spider wasp (Pompilidae) with a spider. She seems to have chewed off most of the spider's legs (not unusual), and will now drag it off to a burrow somewhere to lay her egg on. The egg will hatch and the larva will consume the spider.

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Six, very beautiful, action photos....six, very beautiful, life and death photos....

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Six, very beautiful, and very interesting looks like a wasp, ( who is on top ), has just stung, another insect ( who is on bottom )...

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Serra, ES, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 16, 2018
Submitted on Mar 16, 2018

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