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#1 pencil

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

There was a large bug, about 6cm long, in our yard that was carrying a spider (that was about 3 cms big) The bug had wings, a yellow/orange striped body and six legs. It's body was rounded and fuzzy looking. It was creepy!

Does anyone know what it could be?

#2 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Maybe a wasp or hornet?

#3 livvie7586

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

sounds like a wasp of some description

#4 SW-

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2012/11/17/spi...in-australia-2/

I love these wasps.....anything that eats huntsmans is my friend!

#5 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

is it like this?


#6 pencil

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

Actually, I think I got my measurements off. It was more like 10cms? About the size of a matchbox car, maybe a little bigger.

Big! For a bug. Icky.

Edited by pencil, 11 December 2012 - 06:35 PM.


#7 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Or like this (an assassin bug).



#8 pencil

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2012/11/17/spi...in-australia-2/

I love these wasps.....anything that eats huntsmans is my friend!
  Ew. Maybe, how big are they? I dont' like what they do to those spiders, that is simply horrifying! It seemed rounder and more brightly coloured though.

Spikey, neither of those.

I am hating this thread already!

#9 SW-

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

Yes they are rounder.  They are fairly big, i have seen them dragging a huntsman before. They are also very vibrant orange and black.  The picture wasnt that good.  Google spider eating wasp in Australia. You will get better pics

#10 Frockme

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

Spider wasp. They are nasty buggers. Be careful when they're about. We've found them quite aggressive and have been stung a few times, ouch!!
Give me a huntsman anyday!  wink.gif  I saw a wasp drag a huntsman across our living room. Was horrible.

#11 PigNewton

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

If I remember correctly, they're the ones that paralyse the spider then drag it back to their hole, inject eggs into it, then the poor spider gets eaten from the inside out sad.gif
I don't like huntsman spiders much, but I HATE most wasps and am actually a bit phobic about them. Mean buggers.

#12 Orangedrops

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Black and orange wasp carrying a huntsman? It's a Spider Wasp.

#13 oneboy

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

We call them killer wasps LOL.  Am in inner-west of Sydney and every year from end of October to late March / April they're about.  Having said that, this year no sightings yet.  Maybe the weather???? I have an intense fear of them but at least you hear the incoming drone before you see them. I is coward, I is!!

#14 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Why did I open this?
*shudders*


#15 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

The spider wasp?



#16 BronR

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

Yep spider wasp. I am also in inner west Sydney and killed one just on the weekend dragging a huntsman down the path in the yard. They are out and about.

Also witnessed a fight between large huntsman and wasp once in our (external) laundry. Not pretty and wasp won.

#17 noi'mnot

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Ew... I had no idea these critters existed... Do they come down to Melbourne?

#18 PigNewton

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE
Ew... I had no idea these critters existed... Do they come down to Melbourne?

Well, we see them here in Adelaide, so I wouldn't be surprised.

#19 pencil

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE
Ew... I had no idea these critters existed... Do they come down to Melbourne?
  Dude, I am IN Melbourne!

Yes, spider wasp, never heard of it before. I do not like it. Thanks for the very large picture Spikey!

Bit scared of going outside now! (but shh, DH is more afraid than me!)

#20 FeralSingleMum

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (squeekums @ 11/12/2012, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why did I open this?
*shudders*


This thread is disgusting and should be deleted sad.gif wink.gif

#21 melaine

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE (pencil @ 11/12/2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dude, I am IN Melbourne!

Yes, spider wasp, never heard of it before. I do not like it. Thanks for the very large picture Spikey!

Bit scared of going outside now! (but shh, DH is more afraid than me!)



Hehe- are you my neighbour?

DH and I were googling this exact scenario two hours ago after we saw a massive wasp thing carrying a huntsman in our neighbour's front yard. Weird!

DH thought it was cool, I thought it was horrible - and I'm scared of spiders!

#22 Excentrique Feral

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

I'm not going to sleep tonight.

#23 Luxe

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Nooo... I wanted to read this happened in Queensland or some northern place.. not where I live now. I thought I was blessed moving from Perth with giant huntsman to Melbourne where the biggest thing I've seen is half the size of a perth huntsman. Tell me your in the Dandenongs or something.

I've had a huntsman land on my head and flicked it off to land on my skirt. I've also had male red backs crawl on my back. Not a fan of big spiders or ugly bugs. nno2.gif

#24 Mummy Em

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

We get them in Perth too. The stings are painful but not dangerous, unless you are allergic.

#25 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

This bloody thread was a jinx.

Ive never, ever seen one of these things in SA. Ive lived all different suburbs of Adelaide also in the bush, hills and near the beach.

Today, I get up and hear buzzing in the kitchen. Think nothing of it as I keep door open for the dog at night and big blow flies get in.
DDs dad dropped in heard the buzzng and get all 'get me bug spray now'
I did and he then shows me what he killed.
A BLOODY SPIDER WASP!!!
Not cool at all. Ugly, creepy things *shudder*




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