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Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

nessmander

Date

December 27, 2018 01:13 AM NZDT

Description

Thought this was a Mason Wasp? It was flying around and landing clutching this spider (separate obs) and was doing this for a full 15 mins. Thought it was some sort of parasitic behaviour but didn't think these were parasitic in this way? Maybe someone can shed some like on this for me?

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Observer

colinpurrington

Date

May 30, 2018 05:33 PM EDT

Description

Small wasp near a Chelostoma philadelphi. The hole diameter is 1/8", so wasp is maybe 1.5 mm long. This is the second time I've seen the wasp near the holes. Could be same individual but not sure. Parasitoid of mason bees?

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Observer

fairyeagle

Date

January 6, 2021 09:59 AM +13

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Observer

dwilson

Date

January 22, 2020 05:43 PM NZDT

Description

Returning to the nest every two minutes or so with wet clay, adding it to the outer rim and interior of the fourth cell. By the afternoon of the following day the cell was sealed but the wasp hasn't been back.

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Observer

cbeard

Date

February 8, 2016

Description

resting near nest holes in a stack of wood

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Observer

dwilson

Date

April 3, 2021 04:06 PM NZDT

Description

Three-chambered nest, shortly after completion and sealing of the middle chamber.
Second photo shows contents of middle chamber: Eight jumping spiders (Hypoblemum griseum) and one Clubiona sp. Jumping spider on left has a wasp egg on its abdomen.

See this observation for image of wasp working on the middle chamber on the previous day:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/72975801

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

morere-spiders

Date

January 5, 2021 07:41 PM +13

Description

Mason bee, and multiple nests full of dead orbweb spiders!

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

dwilson

Date

November 2014

Place

Rodney, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

This appeared to be a male trying to mate with an emerging female. The nest has been on the wall for over a year, and the hole in which the female's head is visible has been there for a while too. Maybe they reuse old nests from previous years.

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

epitree

Date

January 25, 2015

Place

Walton (Google, OSM)

Description

Found in a fold of a wetsuit during garage cleanup
Pic 1 most recent cells
Pic 4 earliest cells

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