All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Tarantula Hawk Wasp</strong>
<em>Pepsis</em> sp.
White Sands National Monument
Oct. 1, 2008

This photo does not do this huge wasp justice! She was about 2 inches long! The female wasps sting and paralyze tarantulas, drag them into a burro...
Tarantula Hawk Wasp
Pepsis sp.
White Sands National Monument
Oct. 1, 2008

This photo does not do this huge wasp justice! She was about 2 inches long! The female wasps sting and paralyze tarantulas, drag them into a burrow and then lay their eggs on them. The wasp larvae eat the spiders.

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