Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Cyphononyx
Family: Pompilidae (Insecta/Hymenoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
optimus
NOTES

A large wasp which hunts spiders especially rain spiders. The females use the spiders to provision their nests. They lay their eggs on the paralyzed spider.


AUTHORITY
(Smith, 1855)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: A black wasp with orange legs which are black at the base
Colour: Black
Common Name
Spider hunting wasp
Wasp
Habitat
NOTES: Caught on the ground near the house
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
December
All year
Synonyms for Species
Salius optimus
Salius melanoceras



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