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 Spider wasp (Agenioideus humilis)

Spider wasp | Agenioideus humilis photo
Spider wasp (Agenioideus humilis) with its prey.
Photograph by Howard Ensign Evans, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)








SPIDER WASP FACTS
Description
Agenioideus humilis is a dark colored Spider Wasp with spines on the legs. It preys on spiders which they sting and often drag backwards to their nest.

Size
about 8mm long

Food
Captures spiders (mainly orb-weaver spiders) to place in nest. The larva feeds on the spiders when they hatch. Seen most often is summer, but seldom seen on flowers.

Range
Found throughout the United States, also in southern parts of Canada, Mexico and Central America

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Pompilidae
Genus:Agenioideus
Species:humilis
Common Name:Spider wasp








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