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Observer

dwilson

Date

December 19, 2021 03:54 PM NZDT

Description

A nest chamber got knocked off a house wall, so I opened it for a look. Spiders inside were two salticids, theridiids and maybe tetragnathids. The spider at bottom with dark abdomen has a wasp grub on its back. The larger of the two salticids (top right) is 4mm long.

Compare species composition with this observation:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/72975802

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Observer

raewyna

Date

December 8, 2015 10:21 AM NZDT

Description

The large sand scarab grub appears to be being attacked by the wasp.

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What

White Banded House Jumper (Maratus griseus)

Observer

flossiepip

Date

October 27, 2021 11:51 AM NZDT

Description

Two males going at it!

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Observer

ecoman

Date

November 25, 2009

Description

1mm scale bar

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Observer

cbeard

Date

February 8, 2016

Description

resting near nest holes in a stack of wood

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Observer

dwilson

Date

April 3, 2021 04:06 PM NZDT

Description

Three-chambered nest, shortly after completion and sealing of the middle chamber.
Second photo shows contents of middle chamber: Eight jumping spiders (Hypoblemum griseum) and one Clubiona sp. Jumping spider on left has a wasp egg on its abdomen.

See this observation for image of wasp working on the middle chamber on the previous day:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/72975801

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What

Golden Spider Wasp (Cryptocheilus australis)

Observer

flossiepip

Date

March 12, 2020 03:32 PM NZDT

Description

Large wasp with large Nursery web spider prey.

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Observer

ryan_nz

Date

April 6, 2020 05:17 PM NZST

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What

Devil's-Fingers (Clathrus archeri)

Observer

jacquiknight

Date

December 18, 2016

Description

Aseroë rubra?