M.S., Troy State University Retired Vet Center Counselor, Vietnam Combat Veteran
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Thank you, Anne Marie....It must be a Shining Honeycreeper which is found in Costa Rica, though this is my first time photographing this species except for the Red-legged Honeycreeper that I posted a while ago...again, thank you...
Thank you John, yes the female stuns the spider with her sting and lays eggs in it. the babies eat their way out of the spider later... then the spider dies... my insect nerd friends told me its sting is more painful than the bullet ants! Schmidt Pain index - "4.0 Pepsis wasp: Blinding, fierce, shockingly electric. A running hair drier has been dropped into your bubble bath (if you get stung by one you might as well lie down and scream). Immediate, excruciating pain that simply shuts down one’s ability to do anything, except, perhaps, scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations.