And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Zebra Spider Hunter Wasp

This is a video of a Zebra Spider Hunter Wasp found at Emu Rock, east of Hyden in Western Australia. The wasp has caught a spider and is dragging the body to her nest. I have seen Spider Hunters dragging whole spiders but never a de-legged spider before. Was it just too heavy or maybe this is a specific behaviour for this species?


1 comment:

Iain D. Williams said...

Do they lay their eggs inside the spider?