Pompilidae

Pompilidae

[pam′pil·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The spider wasps, the single family of the superfamily Pompiloidea.

Pompilidae

 

(synonym, Psammocharidae), the spider wasps, a family of aculeate hymenopterous insects of the superfamily Vespoidea. Generally the insects are of large or medium size. There are more than 3,000 species distributed throughout the world, especially in the tropics. About 150 species are found in the USSR, the greatest diversity occurring in the Transcaucasus and Middle Asia. Most pompilids dig burrows in the ground, where they lay their eggs on spiders that have been paralyzed by stings and that serve as food for the larvae. Some species use prey provisioned by other pompilids.

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Spider wasps are a common name given to any wasp in the family Pompilidae.
Notocyphus Smith, 1855 is a diverse genus of Pompilidae represented by around 49 species and subspecies in the New World, and like most other pompilids, species of this genus are parasitoid of spiders (Wasbauer, 1995).
Todas las especies para las que hay registros biologicos se comportan como ectoparasitoides idiobiontes de avispas en las familias Crabronidae, Pompilidae y Vespidae (Eumeninae).
Diomedes Quintero Arias has published more than 75 articles on the systematics and biology of Scorpiones, Amblypygi, Acari, Araneae (Arachnida), Psychidae (Lepidoptera) and wasps (Mutillidae, Plumariidae, Pompilidae and Bradynobaenidae).
Wasps in the family Pompilidae only hunt and provision spiders.
Pompilidae (Hymenoptera) from some municipalities of central and southern Tamaulipas, Mexico.
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These families include Ichneumonidae, Ormyridae, Eucollidae, Bethyliidae, Dryinidae, Sphecidae, Halictidae, Apidae, Tiphiidae, Mutillidae, Bradynobaenidae, Pompilidae, Vespidae and Formicidae.
Abejas y Avispas (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Vespidae, Pompilidae y Sphecidae) del Santuario Nacional de Flora y Fauna de Iguaque, Boyaca, Colombia.
To estimate relative numbers of spider wasps in the family Pompilidae, we only used the May trapping data, the period when these parasitoids were most abundant.
Eleven additional Hymenoptera families were collected feeding on EFNs of Banisteriopsis: Apidae, Bethylidae, Braconidae, Crabronidae, Eucharitidae, Eurytomidae, Evaniidae, Ichneumonidae, Pompilidae, Pteromalidae and Torymidae.