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Spider wasp in action! Came across this spider wasp carrying its prey - a wolf spider. <br />
The wasp was heading to its nest where it would lay an egg on the paralyzed spider.  The hatched larva would feed on the paralyzed wolf spider.<br />
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Anyone who can ID this wasp and spider would be very helpful!! Lycosidae,india,macro,natural history moment,paralysed,pompilidae,predation,spider,spider wasp,wasps,western ghats,wild Click/tap to enlarge

Spider wasp in action!

Came across this spider wasp carrying its prey - a wolf spider.
The wasp was heading to its nest where it would lay an egg on the paralyzed spider. The hatched larva would feed on the paralyzed wolf spider.

Anyone who can ID this wasp and spider would be very helpful!!

    comments (2)

  1. Fantastic shot, both in its beauty and in documenting behavior. Sorry, can't offer much help with the ID, I hope some of our insect experts see this. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thank you Fredy!
      Lets see if the experts can ID them!!
      Posted 6 years ago

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Uploaded Jun 27, 2016. Captured May 29, 2016 12:24.
  • NIKON D7200
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO200
  • 90mm