Explanation of Names
Acrotaphus wiltii (Cresson)
Fairly distinctive, with black bands on yellowish wings. More slender than species in similar genera with banded wings.
e. N. Amer. (QC s. to n. FL, w. to s. MB and TX)
Parasite of the arabesque orb weaver, Neoscona arabesca. The wasp stings the spider to briefly paralyze it while she lays a single egg on it. The larva is an external parasite.