2016-01-09 16:32:35

Species

Species NameIdentification by
Pompilidae spp.reilly

Location

Sunbury VIC 3429, Australia

Discussion

  • 2016-01-10

    Chris Lindorff

    "Hi Peter. Consider one of the Spider Wasps. Pompilidae. Cheers."

  • 2016-01-11

    Reilly

    "It looks like it is carrying a spider thorax and abdomen in the photos?"

  • 2016-01-12

    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..."

  • 2016-01-18

    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."

  • 2016-01-18

    Reilly

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

  • 2016-01-18

    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."

  • 2016-01-18

    Reilly

    "I agree, that is the more logical assumption :)"

Meta

Observation2016-01-09 16:32:35
Date-Time From CameraYes
Location-37.527347, 144.763090
Photo Geo-Tag UsedYes
Created2016-01-10 by emucreek
Updated2016-01-17 by reilly
Photo(s) LicenseCreative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence
Document LicenseCreative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence
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