Brown Spider Wasp - ? Auplopus sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Small Spider Wasp that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm
This wasp is relatively small as a Spider Wasp. It has the brown thorax and legs. Its head is Golden-brown in colour. 
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Dec 2006 in Karawatha Forest, we saw a small wasp moving a spider. The spider was slightly larger than the wasp. The wasp was pulling the spider and moving quite fast on ground. 
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We following the wasp and saw it move the spider to a place at the bottom of a large tree trunk.
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The wasp hided the spider in a small cavity. The spider look like some ground-hunting spider but we can not identify the spider. 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 975.

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