Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
ignitus
NOTES

A large wasp with long legs. The females hunt for a spider which they paralyse and place in a burrow in the soil. The eggs are laid on the living spider which is usually a rain spider. The larvae gradually eat the spider. Adults feed on nectar.


AUTHORITY
Smith, 1781
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Black body with red legs.
Colour: Black
Notes: The wings are orange with a black base and dark tip
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Spider wasp
Wasp
Rain spider wasp
Red-femora spider wasp
Habitat
NOTES: Found dragging a spider in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Afropompilus ignites
Anoplius erythrourus
Balanoderes ignites
Pompilus erythrourus
Pompilus ignites



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