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dramaqueen_qponer
I just saw this bug in my yard yesterday. Never in my life saw this? It was scary looking. #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp
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lajphotos
Here's a fun find from #BoyceThompsonArboretum this morning - two tarantula hawk wasps (#Pepsis formosa?) duking it out over this desert milkweed (#Asclepias subulata). These guys are huge and when in flight, look almost like very dark dragonflies. However, once they land, the iridescent blue-green bodies with orange wings are unmistakable. The females attack tarantulas to use as hosts for their eggs, permanently paralyzing it with its sting, then dragging it back to its lair. These wasps are said to have the most excruciatingly painful stings of any insect, though they're not especially lethal. I have not tested one... πŸ˜πŸ•·οΈπŸ˜Ÿ This is a phone shot, so hopefully, my camera shots worked out better! πŸ“±πŸ“· #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #asclepiassubulata #SonoranDesert #az365 #azwildlife #arizonahighways #igersphx #instagramaz #nuc_mbr #nature_brilliance #nature_macro #hdmacros #arthropodsanonymous #uwn_insect #SamsungGalaxyS7
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barbaracarrollaz : Great shot! I've been seeing these guys around here lately.
lajphotos : @barbaracarrollaz Thx! Hope I don't see any around my house! They're fun to visit, but I don't wanna live with 'em! 😁
barbaracarrollaz : They've never been the least bit aggressive toward us but we did see one drag a tarantula under a bush one time. Amazing sight!
lajphotos : @barbaracarrollaz Wow, yeah, that would be a sight! πŸ•·οΈ
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alliebeeray
While tarantula hawk wasps (Pepsis sp.) are named for the behavior of laying their eggs in tarantulas (which the larvae then feed upon), the adult wasps consume only nectar. Milkweed (pictured: Asclepias eriocarpa) is one of their favorite plants!
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leticia_661
Tarantula Hawk Wasp hunts Tarantulas! They are blue/black, very large (up to 2") and have the second most painful insect stinger in the world!! Fascinating yet a bit scary #TarantulaHawkWasp #tarantulawasp #tarantulaHawk #wasp #scarybug #bugslife #WindWolvesPreserve #visitcentralvalley #flower #california
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tantepit : Ohhh, dangerous! I watched the video too! πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸπŸ˜§
leticia_661 : I think its fascinating but I do respect nature and give all wild animals their space. Luckily, my zoom lens is great for shooting a great picture from a safe distance. @sweetpeas_photos @kerrei01 @tantepit
ladyguzmanm : Hola Ellie y hola Lety!!πŸ™‹πŸ» a mi me queda como a una hora y minutos pero solo dejarme saber la fecha ami @ellie_igwelt y espero que se pueda dar el encuentro (juntas las tres) @leticia_661
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leticia_661
There were so many on this big shrub -one zoomed past my head... EEEEEEK!!! #TarantulaHawkWasp #wasp #scarybug #bugslife #tarantulawasp #WindWolvesPreserve #visitcentralvalley
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goldencoastqueen : #ClassHexapoda #OrderHymenoptra if I'm not incorrect.
leticia_661 : Have you ever seen one? The colors are so cool... a metallic blue / black and bright orange. The bright colors on an insect are often a warning that they are dangerous @goldencoastqueen
goldencoastqueen : I don't know if I've ever seen one alive, but I have seen specimens in lab at school. The metallic color is very pretty πŸ‘
leticia_661 : Wow...thats cool. What class was this? @goldencoastqueen
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leticia_661
These are the ones that scare me 😨 #TarantulaHawkWasp #wasp #scarybug #bugslife #WindWolvesPreserve #visitcentralvalley
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berryranch : I read somewhere that they have the 2nd most painful sting of any bug
leticia_661 : Yes , i read the same. First is the bullet ant 😨. A bee sting is bad enough for me. Lol @berryranch
berryranch : @leticia_661 right?! Eeep!
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cazbylicious
The beautiful but scary Tarantula Hawk. It got tired of me photographing it and chased me down a wash. #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #milkweed #mojavenationalpreserve #zzyzx
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pypurr
An enormous (like 3 inches long!) Tarantula Hawk Wasp. So neat! #insectagram #tarantulahawkwasp
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the_tay_wulf
#tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #tarantulahawks HUGE, resembling a giant ant with wings. It's body was easily 3 inches and it was wicked crazy fast, crawling from gopher hole to hole and disappearing down one of them. Oddly looked like a fairy while flying because it's front and back legs hang, giving it a human kind of look. After all these years, California still has amazing things to show me! #awesome #insect #bug #nature
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chaparralchick
I went up to the meadow today. The air was sweet with #cowboycologne & #everlasting...when all of a sudden I saw a #TARANTULAHAWKWASP , then I saw one more. They were about 1.5" long and I was terrified. The #sting is supposed to be more painful than that of a #rattlesnake. The blue body & rust wings were vibrant on an overcast morning. The image is courtesy of Google. But...I will tell you it is a #parasitoid. The female lays her eggs INSIDE the abdomen of a #TARANTULA, where the #larvae EAT IT FROM THE INSIDE OUT AND THERES NOTHING THE SPIDER CAN DO ABOUT IT, Death is imminent. #insects #naturedeficitdisorder #natureinla #naturehood #parksmakelifebetter #nightmares #nps100 #findyourpark #findyourvoice #sandsummitsea #beafraid
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alexskunz : The sting is the second most painful insect sting in the world indeed (number one is the bullet ant) but unlike a rattlesnake bite it's "only" painful. They're also not really interested in humans I think. :)
chaparralchick : @alexskunz most animals aren't interested in humans, we aren't food and have little value to them, but they will defend themselves.
denisthorp : I came across some of these once and took lots of photos. I had no idea they had a bad sting. I got pretty close but they didn't bother me.
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riogringa
This right here is called a tarantula hawk. It's a giant (several inches long) iridescent blue wasp that attacks tarantulas and lays its eggs in them while they're still alive. It also has the second most painful sting of any insect. πŸβ˜ πŸ•·πŸ˜± #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #insect #tohonochul #tohonochulgardens #garden #nature #wildlife #bugs #insects #wasps #flowers #terrifying #desert #sonora #sonorandesert #tucson #arizona #az #southwest
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luisaleme : sai daí já! #meda
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icheryladams
Giant tarantula hawk wasp and my brave friend Arwen's hand. #creepycool #tarantulahawkwasp #costarica #vibrantlife #bugs #suckstobeatarantula
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paopassan
πŸπŸ•· #tarantulahawkwasp #avispacazatarantulas #bluewasp #blue #wasp #avispa #mexico #quintanaroo #tarantula
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alliebeeray
Closeup of this beautiful tarantula hawk wasp (Pepsis sp.)! πŸ’˜
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halfhearted_fanatic : nice shot!
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alliebeeray
Tarantula hawk wasp (Pepsis sp.) hunting for a tarantula. When she finds one, she will paralyze it with a sting, drag it to her burrow, and lay her eggs in the still living spider, ensuring her children will get a fresh meal when they hatch..
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coronalikethebeer13 : Dude those things are so bad ass!
radkarr : Agh! One of these hit me in the head while I was hiking the other day 😱
pileated_woodpecker : πŸ™ˆ
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jamessurf_skate
#tarantulahawkwasp is a Spider Wasp which hunts TarántulasπŸ˜°πŸ˜€πŸ‘Œ#spiderwasp#wasp#crazycreature#photoofday#colorfulcreatures#costarica2016#guanacaste#playanegra#alohamonday
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xtycosta : Nicely taken @jamessurf_skate
jamessurf_skate : Thanks #xtycosta miss u❀❀❀
bluesky_art_gallery : Cool!
kikicowles : 😍
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thelivingdead
Fuck this bug! Came in contact with it right now!#TarantulaHawkWasp
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candi_duh : Ahhhhhhhhhhh! 😨😱
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lilithkatze
Found a #tarantulahawkwasp #tarantulahawkwaspsarescaryashell #freaky Second most painful bite, first is the bullet ant. #escondido #pleasegoaway
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lilithkatze : @greyfoxalias thankfully they're not! He was literally like 4 inches walking over him and all he was doing was checking the ground with his pokers. After a while he did fly around my boyfriends head then flew off. Lol thats hilarious xD
greyfoxalias : @lilithkatze that's really close! I haven't gotten that close to a live one yet, I can always hear them flying by with their very distinct hum of the wings. It would be badass to see a spider get eaten by one of those wasps
lilithkatze : @greyfoxalias when I first saw it I thought it was a grasshopper lol, really wish he found something to eat. I bought a net in case he comes back hehe
greyfoxalias : @lilithkatze πŸ˜…πŸ’€πŸ’ͺ🏼🐝be prepared for 5-8 minutes of burning, excruciatingly flesh melting pain if you do get stung. Nature don't fuck around lol
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amanda.lyn.m
We saw tarantula hawk wasps in Arizona. If you haven't heard of them, please look them up. But don't make the mistake of watching YouTube videos of their battles with tarantulas. #hiking #hikingselfie #werehikers #womenwhohike #REI1440project #optoutside #hikeaz #arizonahiking #explorearizona #exploreaz #tarantulahawkwasp #naturelovers #exploremore #wildlife #Arizona #phoenix
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s24_mike : I did not watch any videos and I will be avoiding doing so.
explorearizona_ : Cool pic
marsbar926 : Just googled them, those things are monsters!!
one_touch_med_alert : Haha welcome to AZ β˜€οΈπŸŒ΅ Yes they're freaky
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deb.lovinglife
This thing was in my back yard just now, a Tarantula Hawk Wasp 😱😱 🐝#flyingmonsters #tarantulahawkwasp #neverleavingmyhouse
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bugsardo : NO WAY!!!! #CrazyBugzz
deb.lovinglife : Yes @bugsardo 😩 Me and Anthony's saw one of these about a year ago over by La Park on Harbor & we looked it up to see what it was. These nasty things have a vicious sting they say on top of it!
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kidicculus
I almost took copped a tarantula hawk hit. It's a #wasp that hunts #tarantulas and is said to have the second most painful insect sting right behind the #bulletant . #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #waspsting #justmyluck
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dreamsofsicily : Horrible beasties! !
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kidqueero
Bright orange wings on this hornet/beetle looking thing. Anyone know what this is? Edit: Tarantula Hawk Wasp. OMFG... And I was chasing it!!! 🐜🐝🐞 #nature #outdoors #getout #gooutside #explore #exploring #fun #bug #desert #desertbugs #bugs #insects #creepy #hiking #naturephotography #samsunggalaxy #s4 #pictures #photography #wings #flying #scary #eek #life ##namaste #goodvibes #orange #insectidentification
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bequality : I think it's a #tarantulahawk #spiderwasp. :/ Apparently their sting is one of the most painful in the world. Be careful, babe!
kidqueero : @bequality omg!! Eeeeeeek
kidqueero : #wasp #tarantulahawkwasp
bequality : @kidqueero Yeah O_O I read that online and I was like #50shadesofnope.
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jadini_xx
@radiox Heard you talking about these on the #radio today - had to see for myself! 😱 #nottoday #tarantulahawkwasp #tarantulahawk #wasp πŸ•·πŸ
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reyni_daniela
So this giant nasty scary ass thing landed on me today when I went out to go feed my dog and I freaked out and started crying. #tarantulahawkwasp #nope #nottodaysatan #playedme @jfashiongirl87
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reyni_daniela : @jfashiongirl87 πŸ˜‚ dude I'm seriously so embarrassed like I made a huge scene out front. It's not the 1st time I've seen just like how you gunna invade my space and land on me like that?!
reyni_daniela : @watchurmouthbritt ooooh no girl this is a pic I got online..as soon as that thing landed on me I smacked it and teleported inside lol
watchurmouthbritt : Lmaooooooooooo.
datdatohm : I ain't gonna lie I would've passed out too, probably would've jumped off the balcony
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ela_emanuela
#TrueFact #True #TarantulaHawkWasp
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carim_nahaboo
Framed Original - Pepsis grossa, Tarantula Hawk Wasp. This piece is now available on the Art of Carim Nahaboo Etsy shop! Limited edition prints of this illustration still available too. #wasp #hymenoptera #original #artwork #framed #forsale #etsy #shop #insect #insectart #entomology #sciart #pepsis #pepsisgrossa #nature #naturalhistory #tarantulahawkwasp #tarantulahawk #parasite #illustration #drawing #handdrawn
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818exterminator : I have 10 of these
aldo.tovar.94 : Pompilidade...
avalenz83 : My cousin got stung 12 times by a swarm of these I know they are normally solitary but be must have been close to a breeding area
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alvinjhunt
Tarantula Hawk Wasp. It's behaviour will convert you to atheism, just ask Charles Darwin. #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #charlesdarwin #naturalworld #atheism
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jraminski
It wasn't the best but for the first time, I'll take it. #tbt#UWSSSS#truecooks#theschnooman#tarantulahawkwasp#goodcheesebadwhiskey#terryisiah.vasques#pricklypearcactus#mrs_robinson66 #chef_brandon_duley thank you for the like
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jraminski
Told you. #tbt#UWSSSS#truecooks#theschnooman#tarantulahawkwasp#goodcheesebadwhiskey#terryisiah.vasques#pricklypearcactus#mrs_robinson66#chefbluck
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jraminski
Next pic #nsfw unless you work in a #kitchen #tbt#UWSSSS#truecooks#theschnooman#tarantulahawkwasp#goodcheesebadwhiskey#terryisiah.vasques#pricklypearcactus#mrs_robinson66
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tencicar : Like delicious!
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#tbt#UWSSSS#truecooks#theschnooman#tarantulahawkwasp#goodcheesebadwhiskey#terryisiah.vasques#pricklypearcactus#mrs_robinson66
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jraminski
#tbt#UWSSSS#truecooks#theschnooman#tarantulahawkwasp#goodcheesebadwhiskey#terryisiah.vasques#pricklypearcactus#mrs_robinson66 if you haven't looked your missing
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jraminski
#tbt #UWSSSS #truecooks #theschnooman #tarantulahawkwasp #goodcheesebadwhiskey #terryisiah.vasques #pricklypearcactus #mrs_robinson66#chefbluck #ode to #joebeefmtl
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