Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Spider hunting wasp

I waited for about an hour watching a number of these chaps at The Lodge. They were very accommodating, but spent most of their time digging underground. This is the most interesting clip I got. I guess/presume it's Anoplius viaticus, but I could be very, very wrong!


Keith Balmer said...
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Keith Balmer said...

Nice to have video on the blog. Wasps reward time spent watching. Looks right to me for Anoplius viaticus - I think the orange panels on the gaster are diagnostic. It overwinters as an adult female so is one of the first active in the spring.

Colin Campbell said...

Many thanks for the ID Keith and apologies everyone for my original spelling!