Subject: Unknown Wasp
Location: Gujarat, India
February 5, 2017 5:16 pm
I have been a fan of your website since long and it has helped me in a lit of ways. You encourage me to identify animals around me and it helps me get to know them better. I am currently graduating from zoology and you have a fair bit of share in it. I mostly search and find the species of the animal but i found one particular wasp like creature lurking in my garden . I kept you as my final option. I guess we cant identify all. I hope you help me out like you always do. Thank you.
Season : Start of Spring
Location : India
PS- The pictures may not be that much clear coz i took it with a 5MP camera.
This appears to be a Spider Wasp in the family Pompiliidae. Here is a similar looking Spider Wasp from India on FlickR. The female Spider Wasps hunts and paralyzes Spiders to feed to her brood.