Arachnospila spissa ?



I am not 100% sure of this ID

It occurs in a range of habitat types, including those on heavier soils. Sites from which it has been recorded include heathland, open woodland and coastal locations. In the south-east it is one of the more frequent species on chalk grassland. It has been recorded preying on the wolf spiders, Alopecosa pulverulenta and Trochosa terricola.The female lacks a tarsal comb and, so, is not adapted to digging its own burrow. Instead it attacks female spiders within their nesting burrows.The burrow entrance is partially blocked with vegetable material, after which the female wasp enters the burrow and stings the spider.The spider is only lightly paralysed and as the wasp larva eats it she often eats her own eggs.The period from egg-laying to construction of the pupal cocoon can be as little as fourteen days…BWARS



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