Sighting

Ken Harris 21 Apr 2017

Spider Wasp (Fabriogenia sp.) carrying its prey, a large spider

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Sighted 18 Mar 2017
Holey Hill, Holey Hill Track, Holey Plains State Park, Longford VIC 3851, Australia

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Identifications

  • Ken Harris 21 April 2017
    Hymenoptera
    (order)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera
    Ken Harris says

    This wasp was carrying a spider larger than itself. It went round and round climbing inside a hollow tree stump and then down the outside. Probably wouldn't enter its nest hole while we were watching.

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  • Reiner Richter 21 April 2017
    Fabriogenia
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Fabriogenia
    Reiner Richter says

    Isn't this a Fabriogenia species?

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Notes

  • Ken Harris 21 April 2017
    Tagged With thanks
    Ken Harris says

    Thanks Reiner, that looks right

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