Another great documentation by Vipin Baliga of a spider wasp . Spider wasps are solitary wasps that use a single spider as a host for feeding their larvae. They paralyse the spider with a venomous stinger. Once paralysed, the spider is dragged to where a nest will be built – some wasps having already made a nest. A single egg is laid on the abdomen of the spider, and the nest or burrow is closed.
Observed by Vipin baliga
at 'Amboli, Maharashtra 416510, India'
on July 11, 2015