Nest searching and mud and prey transport behavior in a small aggregation of Auplopus caerulescens subcorticalis nesting in a concrete cellar foundation in upstate New York are delineated. The contents of nine cells of this subspecies are identified, the mud cells and wasps' eggs are described and measured and the site of the egg attachment on the spider is defined. Selectivity in prey capture at the family level by certain females was indicated, with Thomisidae reported as a new prey family. The method of prey transport and a new prey family (Clubionidae) for Auplopus mellipes variitarsatus are given. Two prey records for Ageniella fulgifrons are included.
Kurczewski, Frank E.
"Observations on the Nesting Behavior of Auplopus Caerulescens Subcorticalis and Other Auplopodini (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 22
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol22/iss2/3