Aporus unicolor – A spider-hunting wasp – The Guardian


Dusky winged wasp, around 10mm long


A specialised wasp with only one known prey, the purse web spider. The female wasp uses her specialised enlarged fore-femur to gain access to the spider’s underground tubular web. She paralyses the spider with her sting and lays her egg there. The larva feeds on the still-living spider.


In Britain, confined to the southern England, south Wales and the Channel Islands.

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Aporus unicolor – A spider-hunting wasp – The Guardian
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