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Blue-black spider wasp

Description:

This unidentified species belongs to the Blue-black spider wasps or Anoplius genus. Spider wasp is a common name for wasps that hunt spiders to feed their young. They are distinguished from other wasps by their extraordinarily long hind legs.

Habitat:

Protected deciduous forest (at Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge).

Notes:

This species carries an unidentifiable pray, probably a spider. On this picture, the legs with red strips belong to the pray.

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2 Comments

urbicae
urbicae 10 years ago

thanks for catching this typo.

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

not a reptile (invertebrate)

urbicae
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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 19, 2010
Submitted on Sep 20, 2010

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