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Wasp vs Spider - Dipogon graenicheri - female

Wasp vs Spider - Dipogon graenicheri - Female
Ferndale Preserve , Lake County, Florida, USA
February 19, 2016
Found at Ferndale Preserve during my monthly trip to the park.

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Wasp vs Spider - Dipogon graenicheri - female Wasp vs Spider - Dipogon graenicheri - female Wasp vs Spider - Dipogon graenicheri - female

Moved from Spider Wasps.

Moved from ID Request.

I don't think that you need the extra images
The Spider Wasp appears to be one of two females, Ageniella accepta or conflicta or possibly something close to them. The experts may know which one.
The Jumping spider appears to be female Twinflagged Jumping Spider, Anasaitis canosa and we already have lots of good images of her.
In most cases like this, the spiders may be important to help out with the IDs of the wasps, because they may be a chosen prey type, but the wasp doesn't help much with the spider's ID.
In other words, the images may all go to the wasp's ID location in the guide pages and the extra copies can be deleted. (unless they are needed for other spider IDs)

Identification of wasp
As per Frank Kurczewski the correct ID of the wasp is Dipogon (Dipogon) graenicheri graenichderi Banks. The spider is identified correctly. He said, "This is a rare spider wasp species, being known only from Florida and Louisiana as far as I know. The host spider record is the first reported for this wasp species."

Nice Job!
Originally, I thought that the red coloring of the eyes ruled out this genus, but I didn't know enough about this subspecies. Now that I look back at both genera, the wing coloring patterns seem to fit this genus better. A first for your state, congrats!

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