Description and notes
|Pre 1980||1980-99||2000 and later|
The BWARS dataset is not currently available through the NBN Atlas. The distribution map is drawn from the datasets currently available on the Atlas and listed below the map. These have not been verified by BWARS. This will be updated as soon as the BWARS dataset is available.
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Confined to southern England and Wales extending northwards to Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Suffolk. It is unknown in Ireland but is present on all the larger Channel Islands.
Abroad, the species occurs in north and central Europe (Wolf, 1972).
Status (in Britain only)
This species is not regarded as being scarce or threatened.
June to August; occasionally as early as late May.
Prey consists of small jumping spiders of the family Salticidae, with the occasional collection of members of the Thomisidae (Day, 1988). The wasp also hunts spiders which live in vertical, or near vertical faces, such as cliff walls and upturned root-plates. It is normally found away from such situations (M Edwards, pers. comm.).
No information available.