Natural History Photographs


Hymenoptera - Aculeata - Pompilidae
Anoplius


Anoplius concinnus
Amstelveen, the Netherlands; 15 June 2007. The prey is the spider Pirata piraticus


Anoplius viaticus

Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, the Netherlands;
10 April 2011. Feeding at Salix repens.
Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, the Netherlands; 21 April 2013. The spider is Trochosa spec.
Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, the Netherlands; 10 April 2011. The spider is Trochosa spec.
Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, the Netherlands; 5 June 2013.

The spider is Pisaura mirabilis, a very unusual prey for this wasp. The long legs of the spider interfered a great deal with its transport: the wasp made very little progress and simply didn't know how to handle this spider.
Tafelbergheide, the Netherlands; 13 April 2007.
Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, the Netherlands; 22 April 2018.
Intraspecific competition for spider host Trochosa spec.