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Date & Time

  2016-01-09 04:32 PM

Location

  -37.527347 , 144.76309 : 286.305 m

Near Sunbury VIC 3429, Australia

Discussion

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  1. Chris Lindorff  Hi Peter. Consider one of the Spider Wasps. Pompilidae. Cheers.

    Reply • 11 Jan 2016

  2. Reilly  It looks like it is carrying a spider thorax and abdomen in the photos?

    Reply • 11 Jan 2016

    • Peter Clark  hello reilly,yeah,looks like you can see its eyes in the third photo...I thought it was carrying a praying mantis cocoon...

      Reply • 12 Jan 2016

    • Chris Lindorff  Clever insect to be able to subdue a large spider, keep it fresh by paralyzing it only, such that newly hatched wasps have something to feed on.

      Reply • 18 Jan 2016

      • Reilly  Don't even need to paralyse it... just need to gnaw its legs off by the looks of it!

        Reply • 18 Jan 2016

        • Chris Lindorff  Very true. Have inspected a nest before and found many smaller spiders with all legs attached. Must remove legs on larger spiders for ease of transport and to fit into the nest.

          Reply • 18 Jan 2016

          • Reilly  I agree, that is the more logical assumption :)

            Reply • 18 Jan 2016




NS Observation No. 56922E71ED2A893BE2000020
Created 2016-01-10 09:22 PM (over 3 years ago)
Created By Peter Clark
Updated 2016-01-17 01:30 PM (over 3 years ago)
Updated By Reilly
Edits 2
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