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Species Account for Arachnospila spissa

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Arachnospila spissa  (Schioedte, 1837)
a spider-hunter wasp
Aculeata: Pompilidae

 
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened



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Taxonomic group: bees and wasps (Aculeata) - County data   
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
prey Lycosidae

Species text
It is a medium sized ground nesting spider hunting wasp which is widespread and locally common. There are few records in Essex, mostly near the Thames in the south of the county. It has been found in a variety of habitats on various soils in well-vegetated places including woodland. The wasp has been observed to attack large lycosid spiders like Alopecosa pulverulenta whilst the spider is in its burrow guarding its egg sac (Day 1988). The spider is paralysed before oviposition and the burrow entrance blocked with vegetable detritus. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 25 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 19 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 20 records with habitat detail and method information)

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