Hymenoepimecis argyraphaga is a species of spider wasp found in the Neotropical region. It is a medium-sized wasp, measuring around 10-15 mm in length. It has a black body with yellow markings on the abdomen and yellow legs. It is a solitary species, living in tropical forests and preying on spiders. Its lifespan is around one year, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: The organism's name is derived from the Greek words "hymen" meaning "membrane" and "oepimecis" meaning "weaver". The species name "argyraphaga" is derived from the Greek words "argyros" meaning "silver" and "phagos" meaning "eater". This is likely in reference to the silver-colored webs that the species produces.
Related Species: Hymenoepimecis bicolor, Hymenoepimecis josephi, Hymenoepimecis robertsi, Hymenoepimecis sp. nov.