Spider wasp, common name for any of a family of wasps that hunt spiders to feed their young spider wasps are found throughout most of the world there are. Spider wasp (common name), parasitoid (general category), hymenoptera: pompilidae (taxonomic classification), many species (scientific name).
A parasite wasp somehow mind-controls spiders into building a special web to protect it. Wasps in the family pompilidae are commonly called spider wasps or pompilid wasps the family is cosmopolitan, with some 5,000 species in six subfamilies.
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