Spider Wasp (Priocnemis spp.)
Detailing the identifying qualities of the Spider Wasp, including physical features and territorial reach.
Updated: 8/16/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
Spider Wasps are adept at taking on all kinds and sizes of spiders as soon as springtime rolls in.
Little is known about this genus of Spider Wasp, but what is certain is that they attack spiders and are lightening quick. They are rarely seen on blossoms, actively hunting for any type of spider it comes across. Wings are long and may have a blue sheen. Depending on the species, the abdomen may be all black, or red, or a combination of both colors.