Spider wasps nest in mud pots that have been created and abandoned by Mud Daubers, another type of wasp. A female will drop the paralyzed spider in one of the pots and lay a fertilized egg in there with it. They close the pot with mud or plant debris. Once the wasp larvae hatches, it eats the internal parts of the spider as it grows. Although the larvae are carnivorous in an almost gruesome way, adults are flower-loving and drink nectar.
This insect is capable of painful stinging and is best given wide berth, especially if it is a nesting female. This species can be found in woods, forests and other habitats that allow for good hunting.