Rusty Spider Wasp

Scientific Name: Tachypompilus ferrugineus

Family: Pompilidae

Native Range: North, Central, and South America, Pennsylvania*

Size: 15–25 mm (0.59–0.98 in)*


Color and Appearance: “A mostly reddish-brown wasp, with four narrow dark bands circling the abdomen, and with violet-blue wings.”*

Rusty spider wasps prey on spiders, especially wolf spiders.*

*From Wikipedia (

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