Spider ID

Dave Barlow

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I am a visitor to the Yucatan from the UK. I am a new member of the British Arachnological society. While at the Mayan temple at Tulum I saw a spider run across the path in front of me what caught my attention was that is was being followed by a wasp. The wasp eventually caught up with the spider and seem to bite the spider which then became immobile. I took a couple of poor shots with my phone. I know this is a long shot but can anyone get to genus or even species of either the predatory wasp or the spider. The spider does have quite a distinctive pattern on the thorax and abdomen. I live in hope that there are experts on here who like a challenge!
 

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The Snark

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Guessing Sparassid. Known to have exotic coloration.

Suspected Sparassid. Yet to be fully described.
 

pannaking22

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I'm not real familiar with UK spiders but resembles a funnel web wolf spider (Sosippus).
This was from a visit to the Yucatan. Don't worry, I had to double check that too ;)

I agree with Sparassidae and the wasp is either going to be family Sphecidae or subfamily Pepsinae.
 

Tigrosa

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How sure are you guys that this is a huntsman? I would have guessed it's a ctenid.
 

Biollantefan54

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Yeah, a better pic is required before we can even narrow it to a family.
 
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