Sunbury VIC 3429, Australia
2016-01-10"Hi Peter. Consider one of the Spider Wasps. Pompilidae. Cheers."
2016-01-11"It looks like it is carrying a spider thorax and abdomen in the photos?"
2016-01-12"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"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"Don't even need to paralyse it... just need to gnaw its legs off by the looks of it!"
2016-01-18"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"I agree, that is the more logical assumption :)"
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|Created||2016-01-10 by emucreek (Peter Clark)|
|Updated||2016-01-17 by reilly|
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|Document License||Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence|