Spider Wasp

Spider wasp in tribe Auplopodini, image from French Guiana (Guyane)



Family: Pompilidae

Subfamily: Pepsinae

Tribe: Auplopodini


The wasp shown here is probably in the genus Auplopus.

Auplopus is a genus of spider wasp distributed in all major biogeographic zones.  In the Neotropical region alone there are more than 100 species.  The genus is separated from similar genera such as Ageniella by traits of the genitalia.

Photo location: Sentier de Bagne des Annamites, Montsinery French Guiana.

French Guiana Spider Wasp, Auplopodini

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