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pompilid

(ˈpɒmpɪlɪd)
n
(Animals) another name for the spider-hunting wasp
[C20: from New Latin pompilus, from Greek pompilos a fish that accompanies ships, from pempein to send, escort]
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Thus, multiple factors are involved in the maintenance of territorial preferences and other territorial behaviors in the lekking pompilid wasp, Hemipepsis ustulata.
Foraging trip duration and density of megachilid bees, eumenid wasps and pompilid wasps in tropical agroforestry systems.
Territoriality by hilltopping males of the green purple hairstreak Atlides halesus (Lep: Lycaenidae) convergent evolution with a pompilid wasp.
Pompilid wasps are characterized by the following behavioral traits (Evans & Eberhard 1970): (1) utilization of spiders as a food source (host) for larvae; (2) each wasp larva is provided with a single paralyzed host; (3) paralyzed hosts are dragged backwards by the female wasp over the ground surface and placed in the nest (burrow) where a single egg is deposited on the abdomen of the spider; (4) the abdomen of the wasp is used to compress the soil in the closure of the nest entrance.
The distributions of spider densities and pompilid wasp numbers were nonnormal, so both variables were log transformed, producing a normal distribution for all statistical analyses.
Hemipepsis ustulata is the most common, large, pompilid tarantula hawk along the river (L.
Territoriality by hilltopping males of the green purple hairstreak Atlideshalesus (Lep: Lycaenidae) convergent evolution with a pompilid wasp.
The only external parasite found at our field site was a rare pompilid wasp (Minagenia sp.
There are many visually orienting predators in the habitat where spiders were collected for this study, including pompilid wasps, birds, toads (pers.
This indicates that at least one species of pompilid wasp may behave as a host-specialist during some periods of its adult life.