A fast-moving digger wasp that provisions its nest burrow with spiders that it has caught and paralysed.
- Family Pompilidae: many genera
- Every year we get quite large numbers of these black spider-hunting wasps in Emthree.
- Its worst enemy is the spider-hunting wasp which forces its way into the spider's burrow, paralyses it with its sting and lays an egg.
- Despite their well-defended homes, trapdoor spiders are vulnerable to spider-hunting wasps.
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