Sunbury VIC 3429, Australia
"Hi Peter. Consider one of the Spider Wasps. Pompilidae. Cheers."
"It looks like it is carrying a spider thorax and abdomen in the photos?"
"hello reilly,yeah,looks like you can see its eyes in the third photo...I thought it was carrying a praying mantis cocoon..."
"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."
"Don't even need to paralyse it... just need to gnaw its legs off by the looks of it!"
"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."
"I agree, that is the more logical assumption :)"
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|Created||2016-01-10 by emucreek|
|Updated||2016-01-17 by reilly|
|Photo(s) License||Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence|
|Document License||Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence|