Spider wasp

Spider wasp

C038/7185 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MELVYN YEO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spider wasp (family Pompilidae). Spider wasps are solitary wasps. Their long legs have hooked claws for grappling with their prey. A female wasp will catch a spider and paralyse it with her sting. She then takes it back to her nest where she lays an egg on the spider's abdomen. The egg hatches and the wasp larva feeds on the still-living spider.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1, animal, arthropod, arthropoda, biodiversity, biological, biology, close up, close-up, detail, entomological, entomology, fauna, female, hymenoptera, insect, insecta, invertebrate, natural world, nature, no one, no-one, nobody, pompilid, pompilidae, predator, predatory, single, spider wasp, sting, wasp, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.