spider-hunting wasp


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spider-hunting wasp

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(Animals) any solitary wasp of the superfamily Pompiloidea, having a slender elongated body: the fast-running female hunts spiders as a food store for her larvae
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The spiders were located by observing the search behavior of a spider-hunting wasp (Pedinpompilus sp., Pompilidae).
For instance, chemotactile cues are necessary to produce stinging behavior in the spider-hunting wasps Sceliphron caementarium and Agenoideus humilis (Eberhard, 1970).
# More than 620 species of lichens have been recorded on built structures in Britain; #Walls of buildings and other structures provide a rocky habitat that is otherwise uncommon inland, permitting the growth of ferns, mosses and other plants; #Walls provide habitats for several uncommon invertebrates, such as spider-hunting wasps; #Amphibians, such as the great crested newt, are frequently found breeding in man-made ponds and lakes and may hibernate in walls, ha-has, cellars or basements; #Reptiles favour man-made structures; e.g.