Insects - Spider Wasp action - sequence.

Stock Photography By Paul Ross

The following sequence of images shows a Spider Wasp injecting an egg into a paralysed caterpillar. The Spider Wasp then dragged the Caterpillar many metres before finding an already prepared burrow, where the parasitic Wasp buried the Caterpillar. Images also show the Wasp putting dirt and large stones into the burrow eventually covering the Caterpillar completely. This process took the Spider Wasp approximately 30 minutes to complete, keeping in mind the burrow was prepared before the Caterpillar was paralysed.

Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae
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Image Details for Insects - Spider Wasp action - sequence.

1. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

2. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

3. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

4. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

5. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

6. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

7. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

8. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

9. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

10. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

11. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

12. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

13. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

14. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

15. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

16. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

17. Spider Wasp - f. Pompilidae. One of a sequence of images of a Spider Wasp dragging a paralysed caterpillar, after laying one egg in it, to a burrow and then burying the caterpillar.

 

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