Anoplius (Notiochares) amethystinus

Amethyst Spider Wasp


Anoplius (Notiochares) amethystinus, Spider Wasp photograph, Domincan Republic

 

Family: Pompilidae

Subfamily: Pompilinae

Tribe: Pompilini

 

Anoplius (Notiochares) amethystinus was described by the venerable Danish entomologist Johan Christian Fabricius.

This species has been recorded parasitizing wolf spiders (Lycosidae) and wandering spiders (Ctenidae) (Kurczewski et al. 2020).

Photo notes: 21 January 2020. Laguna de Oviedo, Dominican Republic.

Determined by Dr. James Pitts, Utah State University.

Spider Wasps, Anoplius amethystinus, photo from the Dominican Republic