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    FWIK, the many wasps using that strategy all lay an egg
    on the pray and hide the whole thing to protect both the
    egg and its food supply.

    I will welcome any correction on this… :cool:
     
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    Well Daniel that is correct for many species but this species is different I have beeb told is possibly the larva of an ichneunonid, subfamily Pimplinae. It seems that the parasite manipulate hosts behaviour.

    http://jeb.biologists.org/content/218/15/2326

    I have shot this before at an earlier stage this was suggested as Polysphincta tuberosa

    [​IMG]Spider with possible parasite by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
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    Thank you so much for that Alf… :)
    like to go to bed less an idiot than the day before! :wacky::wacky::wacky:


    Great wasp… btw! (y)
     
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    Thanks Kodiak and glad to help with the info
     
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    A new one for me, nice photos and a great unusual find.
     
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    Thanks David
     
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    That's a great find Alf, and nicely documented. Fascinating information and visuals.

    Very nice images of the wasp too.
     
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    Thanks Nick
    It is good to show things that people have not seen before.
     
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    Amazing Alf what a great find :D
     
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