Field Observations???

Doug Yanega dyanega at
Mon Aug 28 12:16:57 EDT 2000

>Has anyone ever seen a pompilid wasp (tarantula hawk group) attack and
>use a large Lepidopteran larva?????? Or are you aware of such a
>literature citation????

Nope. Unless you have the wasp, I wouldn't trust the ID. There are several
caterpillar-hunting sphecids that look and act in a manner similar to some


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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