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Spider wasp - Auplopus mellipes

Spider wasp - Auplopus mellipes
Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 12, 2011
Size: ~9 mm

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Moved
Moved from Spider Wasps.

LIKELY...
a female Auplopus mellipes variitarsus, but certainly an Auplopodine spider wasp.

 
Hmm...
Likely enough that I should move it to species/subspecies, or should I stick with tribe? It was associated with the one you just identified as probably a male Auplopus mellipes variitarsus. Are there shots I might be able to add that would confirm?

These keep showing up in my house. I know there are Auplopodini nests on the foundation right by the back door, but there have been so many inside my house that it seems like there might have been nests indoors somewhere.

 
That's...
typical A. mellipes behavior (nesting/hunting around houses, in addition to the associated male). I don't see any problem moving it to the species page.

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