Subject: Spider Wasp
Location: Near Pittsburgh PA
July 11, 2017 4:51 am
I’m pretty sure this a spider wasp (Pompilidae) of some sort, but I hope that you can tell what variety.
Signature: Terry M
Based on BugGuide images, we are pretty confident your Spider Wasp is Tachypompilus ferrugineus, and of the genus, BugGuide states: “Adults are often found taking nectar from flowers (Daucus, Pastinaca, and Eryngium). Females provision nests mainly with Lycosids.” Based on that information, the prey is most likely a Wolf Spider.