Spider Wasps

Pompilidae

Summary 2

Wasps in the family Pompilidae are commonly called spider wasps or pompilid wasps. The family is cosmopolitan, with some 5,000 species in six subfamilies. All species are solitary, and most capture and paralyze prey, though members of the subfamily Ceropalinae are cleptoparasites of other pompilids, or ectoparasitoids of living spiders.

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  1. (c) Kevin Walsh, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/86624586@N00/10197944
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompilidae

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