Agenioideus nigricornisCommon name: Redback Spider-hunting Wasp

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found throughout Australia.

Remarks: This wasp is approximately 15 millimetres long. These wasps hunt Redback Spiders which are then fed to their larvae.

These photographs were taken in November.

References: Atlas of Living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:91eb2657-5a6d-41f3-95d0-610f8af499ab

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news56101.html

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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