Spider Wasp

Category: Stinging

Scientific Name: Pompilidae



Color: black or blue with orange bands

Size: 1/4 – 3/4 of an inch

Region: Found throughout the United States

Important Considerations:

  • These wasps are nuisance pests.
  • When they do sting, it is very painful.
  • Their name comes from the fact that they paralyze spiders and use them to host their larvae.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

These wasps are usually found outside near flowers or near the ground in search of prey. Occasionally they will build mud brood cells inside wall voids.