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