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Tarantula Hawk

pepsis sp.

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It is quite large Gilma, about 5cm. They sting and paralyze tarantulas, then use them to feed their larva.

What an odd name for such a innocent looking bug!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Nice one! Interesting how the wing color is changing with the angulation.

Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 21, 2012
Submitted on Nov 21, 2012

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