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Spider Wasp (Entypus unifasciatus).  This species, which has no common name, is one of a group of wasps that hunts spiders.  Females dig a burrow off of a mammal burrow or crack in the ground, carry in a large spider, and lay an egg on that spider.  The larva will eat the spider and then spend the winter as a pupa before emerging as an adult in the summer.

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