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Parasitized orb weaver spider

Family Araneidae


This poor spider was parasitized by a larva of a Polysphincta wasp. Polysphincta is a species belonging to the family Ichneumonidae, subfamily Pimplinae. The adults grow up to 8–11 millimetres (0.31–0.43 in) long. This wasp parasitize exclusively adults of spiders (Araneidae species, Thomisidae species, etc.).

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Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Lat: -25.55, Long: -49.24

Spotted on Sep 11, 2017
Submitted on Sep 12, 2017

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