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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 20, 2024 01:22 PM NZDT

Description

Western Springs Gardens, Auckland.

With Opisthoncus polyphemus prey.

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What

Knobbled Orbweaver (Socca pustulosa)

Observer

gjfielder

Date

February 10, 2024 05:21 PM NZDT

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What

Ruru (Morepork) (Ninox novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

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nick_goldwater

Date

January 18, 2024 12:48 PM NZDT

Description

Juvenile ruru having a look around.

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

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ecojimmy

Date

November 10, 2023 12:29 PM NZDT

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Observer

linda_g

Date

December 7, 2023 03:36 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

stevenwallace

Date

December 7, 2018 11:50 AM NZDT

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Date

May 18, 2023 12:46 PM IST

Description

Image as it carried a spider into its house made of mud inside a plug point earthing hole

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

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flossiepip

Date

December 21, 2022 07:45 PM NZDT

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ryvesie

Date

March 27, 2023 12:04 PM NZDT

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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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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

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emma_brockes

Date

November 13, 2022 01:33 PM NZDT

Description

Location nonspecific.

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dwilson

Date

September 28, 2021 08:14 PM NZDT

Description

First seen resting on a wall beside a nest, presumably having just emerged (one nest chamber had a small hole). Minutes later it was in an orb web nearby. Second photo shows the spider eating it after dark.

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Observer

clianthus

Description

Pupa collected from mud cell on the side of a brick house. Development followed until adult.

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

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heni

Date

January 10, 2018 10:53 AM NZDT

Description

I saw this mason wasp on the sand with the spider. It finally gave up trying to fly away and left the spider on the sand.

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

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schneehagen

Date

January 12, 2019 12:03 PM NZDT

Description

Pison spinolae collecting clay.

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

grey

Date

January 1, 2022 04:49 PM NZDT

Description

A wasp carrying a spider It was struggling to fly with the weight of the spider.

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What

Nurseryweb Spider (Dolomedes minor)

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commoncopper

Date

February 27, 2023 12:16 AM NZDT

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What

Spiller’s Tiger Beetle (Neocicindela spilleri)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

January 27, 2021 11:46 PM NZDT

Description

Is this an ants head attached to its antenna? The beetle was 'frozen' in the middle of the track. Did not move when prodded.

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dave_holland

Date

March 26, 2021 03:51 PM NZDT

Description

a hitchhiker.

i have drawn on this pic to prevent theft. it is one of the only pics i have ever taken worth stealing i think.

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flossiepip

Date

March 7, 2023 10:05 PM NZDT

Description

Noticed this odd hatching eggsac of a Diamond Comb-footed Theridiidae spider, in with the spiderlings are a large number of what must be baby Baeus wasps. They all look to have wings and an extra body segment.which I guess is some kind of eggsac that will be absorbed. or discarded!

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

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ben_wj

Date

November 5, 2021 04:21 PM UTC

Description

The wasp, not the spider it's carrying.

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

nessmander

Date

December 27, 2018 01:13 AM NZDT

Description

Thought this was a Mason Wasp? It was flying around and landing clutching this spider (separate obs) and was doing this for a full 15 mins. Thought it was some sort of parasitic behaviour but didn't think these were parasitic in this way? Maybe someone can shed some like on this for me?

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colinpurrington

Date

May 30, 2018 05:33 PM EDT

Description

Small wasp near a Chelostoma philadelphi. The hole diameter is 1/8", so wasp is maybe 1.5 mm long. This is the second time I've seen the wasp near the holes. Could be same individual but not sure. Parasitoid of mason bees?

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fairyeagle

Date

January 6, 2021 09:59 AM +13

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dwilson

Date

January 22, 2020 05:43 PM NZDT

Description

Returning to the nest every two minutes or so with wet clay, adding it to the outer rim and interior of the fourth cell. By the afternoon of the following day the cell was sealed but the wasp hasn't been back.

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cbeard

Date

February 8, 2016

Description

resting near nest holes in a stack of wood

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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

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

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morere-spiders

Date

January 5, 2021 07:41 PM +13

Description

Mason bee, and multiple nests full of dead orbweb spiders!

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

dwilson

Date

November 2014

Place

Rodney, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

This appeared to be a male trying to mate with an emerging female. The nest has been on the wall for over a year, and the hole in which the female's head is visible has been there for a while too. Maybe they reuse old nests from previous years.

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

epitree

Date

January 25, 2015

Place

Walton (Google, OSM)

Description

Found in a fold of a wetsuit during garage cleanup
Pic 1 most recent cells
Pic 4 earliest cells