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Unlucky spider flies (Diptera: Acroceridae) trapped in a tomb of mud: An Australian predatory wasp (Sphecidae) provisions its nest with parasitised spiders (Salticidae)

Yuan, David; Li, Xuankun; Yeates, David K.; Rodriguez, Juanita

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Acroceridae, known as spider fl ies, are exclusive endoparasitoids of spiders. This study reports the fi rst host association for Ogcodes pygmaeus White, 1914 (Diptera: Acroceridae) after discovering dead acrocerids and their host spiders inside Sceliphron formosum Smith, 1856 (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) nests in ACT, Australia. From a total of 650 sampled wasp nests, 14 were discovered with multiple spiders parasitised by species of Ogcodes Latreille, 1796. Two species of jumping spiders in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216740
Source: Pan-Pacific Entomologist
DOI: 10.3956/2019-95.3.109

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