jja0218
So freaking excited with my end results! I may have overdone just a tad with photoshop =) #biostudent#advancedcellbiologylab#macrophotography #tarantulahawkwasp#soontobeprofessionalphotographer!
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bushsnob
Tarantula hawk wasp and prey. Avispa caza tarántulas y presa. Rincón del Socorro, Iberá, Argentina. Dec 2014. Photo Mariana Terra. #rincóndelsocorro #iberá #wetlands #humedales #corrientes #bushsnob #bushphotos #bushsnoboutofafrica #observandoanimales #argentina #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #hawkwasp #avispa #avispacazaaraña #avispacazatarántulas #insects #insectos #arachnids #arácnidos #bushphotos #amateurphotography #fotografiaamateur
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life_gone_wrong
Look at them jaws Pepsis thisbe tarantula hawk wasp #taxidermy #entomology #hymenoptera #pepsis #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #sting
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life_gone_wrong
Pepsis thisbe - tarantula hawk wasp #taxidermy #entomology #hymenoptera #pepsis #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #sting
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natures_curiosities : love it ❤
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life_gone_wrong
Now that's a stinger! Pepsis thisbe - tarantula hawk wasp #taxidermy #entomology #hymenoptera #pepsis #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #sting
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skrillakkuma : I love all of your work but this really freaks me out! That stinger!!!
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life_gone_wrong
Pepsis thisbe what a beautiful tarantula hawk wasp #taxidermy #entomology #hymenoptera #pepsis #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #sting
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aw4waxjacks
‼️ Tarantula Hawk Wasp ‼️ Most painful sting in North America, second most painful in the world after the bullet ant, and I was barely an inch away none the wiser 😳 Some say when you get stung literally all you can do is scream because the pain is so bad, but it only lasts about 3 minutes and requires no treatment unless there's an allergic reaction. A bunch of students chose this as the New Mexico state insect! It paralyzes and parasitizes a tarantula for its egg sac 😷 it's just so gnarly, I love it! #pepsisformosa #pepsisgrossa #pepsisthisbe #tarantulahawk #hawkwasp #wasp #tarantulahawkwasp #blue #antennae #orange #copper #cheevesknees #8693photography #nature #outside #outdoors #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #entomology #wings #goldenrod #california #folsom #auburn #sacramento #sac #americanriver
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tish_le_dish
# tube plant #tarantulahawkwasp #acrylicpaint
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brenrawr : Love the insect theme!
tish_le_dish : Thanks! They are fun to drae/paint
tish_le_dish : *draw
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fuckinberzerk
someone: ew omg i hate spiders they're evil!!! me: ...you gon' learn today #spider #spiderwasp #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #yougonlearntoday
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kathmanolios : This is the worst thing I have ever seen in my entire life
fuckinberzerk : @kathmanolios right?! As if regular wasps weren't terrible enough 😷
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leticia_661
Good morning. It is only January and I am already missing summer. Today I will be posting some of my favorites from May 2015 #TarantulaHawkWasp #WindWolvesPreserve #bugslife
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johnsmulo : I only saw them once at Red Rock in Vegas. They're pretty amazing. I heard the same thing about their sting 😨
leticia_661 : I saw many last summer on native flowers. Would love to see a Wasp vs Tarantula fight 😊@johnsmulo
johnsmulo : Haha I like your thinking
leticia_661 : I saw them on YouTube but live would be amazing @johnsmulo
kerrei01 : @leticia_661 Yeah ... May 2015 !!! I was in Cali... 😃
ltvg3 : Very cool! I don't think I have!
leticia_661 : @kerrei01 we were together when I took these 💛
ladyguzmanm : Very nice
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the_atheist_team
Things could be a lot worse, fam ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I also probably oversimplified this, but just know you shouldn't mess with tarantula hawk wasps. ~ @otms.razor
lalashyma : @omniavincitamor83 indeed
kitty.jevs : o.o can we just stick with being Athiests here
hancockblocked : TARANTULA HAWK
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adrov33 : How fine-tuned is the creation, isn't it..? It reflects the compassion of God for us #Sarcasm
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greencephalopod3
I used to see tarantula hawk wasps all the time. I don't know where they went #wasp #hawk #hawkwasp #tarantula #spider #tarantulahawkwasp #tarantulahawk #animal #nature #cool #insect #arachnid #bug #big #fight
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1vechnam1
Constantly hunting #tarantulahawkwasp#insects#entomology#pompilidae#wasps#insectphotography#macrophotography#wildlife#bayareainsects#wildcalifornia#wilderness#wildlifephotography#native#norcal#nature#naturephotography#biology#habitat#ecosystems#biodiversity#savethsnakes#bugs
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projectplantmed : Nice post 👍
cionakumar : i really like the hashtags😋
1vechnam1 : @cionakumar lolol
yurichoufour : cool!
1vechnam1 : @yurichoufour thanks !
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nkittiefett
Beautiful creature, I must say they look much better in nature. 🌳 #tarantulahawkwasp #greenleaf #nature #catchandrelease #noharmdone #flyaway #beautifulcolors #atonewithnature #orangemetalic
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sguoz_loveyo : ✨ @aaronnnzr|Q_Q..
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nkittiefett
This is why I like capturing weird insects that casually make their way into the house.🌿 (I let them go afterward of course) #curiosity #mycuriouslittlehumans #heasksomanyquestions #helikesseeingnewthings #putitinacupitssafe #blackandwhite #neveranormalmorning #desertlife #insects #tarantulahawkwasp #prettycolors #thisismymorningscene #mypreciouskamila #mycuriousnoah
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jestrada88 : Amazing shot!
bbbiatm : I love this 😭💙😘
nkittiefett : @jestrada88 thanks friend! 😊
nkittiefett : @bbbiatm it was made possible thanks to ur findings 😄😘
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butterflypavilion
You think tarantulas are scary... check out the Tarantula Hawk Moth! This spider wasp hunts tarantulas. It's sting is considered the second most painful insect sting in the world! The female Tarantula Hawk Moth captures, stings, and paralyzes the tarantula so she can lay her egg on it. The egg than hatches and the larva eats the tarantula before it Pilates and becomes an adult. Truly frightening! #ButterflyPavilion #ButterflyPavilionDenver #Fact #Science #TarantulaHawkWasp #Denver #CO Photo taken by @Wanderingonawhim
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bluemorpholife : Shivers!!!
deserticolus : Looks an awful lot like the P.mexicanus I sent there in September ;)
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caseyhardinberner
#newmexico #stateinsect . #tarantulahawkwasp dragging a comatose #tarantula . #stateinsectofnewmexico #spider #wasp #bugsofinstagram
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theharrellhousebugmuseum
Tarantula Hawk Wasp (Pepsis formosa). The State insect of New Mexico! Female tarantula Hawks hunt for tarantulas which they paralyze with a sting. #tarantula #wasp #tarantulahawkwasp #bug #bugsoftheworld #entomology #entomologistofinstagram #pinning #pinningbugs #newmexico #statebug #wings #big #bugsofig #waspsofinstagram #harrellhouse #harrellhousebugs #harrellhousebugmuseum #entomolgy
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chilltrue : Those are the cutest antennae! 😍
theharrellhousebugmuseum : I've always loved the way they curl too. @chilltrue
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liiiv3
Ran into this badass wasp on my ride tonight #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #california #wild #tarantula #trails #naturelovers
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linkypinky87 : Burn it!
ontherokz : Wow! We have been reading about tarantulas and other spiders!! My class will love this picture!
liiiv3 : I will send you the picture tonight for your class 😉 @ontherokz would do anything for kids to learn
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deserticolus
There must be something amazing in milkweed nectar to Pompilid wasps, most aren't easily disturbed while feeding on that group of plants. #pepsis #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #milkweed #asclepias #asclepiassubulata
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mnochisaki14 : That dependable? I need to get out to AZ one of these simmers
mnochisaki14 : Summers*
deserticolus : Right habitat, time of year and flowers.....very dependable
mnochisaki14 : That's awesome!
lane_b_hd : Guts! I had the privilege of seeing about ten of these guys on a large flowering plant in Bisbee AZ this summer. I need to go back next summer.
deserticolus : @lane_b_hd these girls are like kittens when feeding on Asclepias subulata, try it when they are on other flower and they tend to get upset. Any idea what plant you spotted them on if Bisbee?
lane_b_hd : It's hard to remember. I want to say the flowers were yellow. The plant was really tall too. Over 10 feet tall I'd say, I was having trouble reaching them.
gossamerthreads : I'm trying to imagine the first few times you tried touching them like this, haha. I saw a huge one in Mindo that didn't seem terribly bothered by me either, didn't try touching it though!
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daily_animal1
If you're anything like me, you probably have an irrational fear of spiders. There's no reason for it. Spiders just make people uncomfortable. Well there is worse out there. The #TarantulaHawk (genera Pepsis and Hemipepsis), also called the #TarantulaHawkWasp, is a group of large wasps found in desert regions across the globe. It is known for its painful sting and peculiar diet. This insect's young lives off of tarantulas. A mother Tarantula Hawk first searches for her prey. When she finds her target, the bigger the better, she attacks the spider and stings the unfortunate creature. It is injected with paralyzing venom and is dragged by the mother into its own burrow. There, the wasp lays a single egg on the spider's abdomen and buries the spider alive. Once the egg hatches, the baby Tarantula Hawk digs in to its all-you-can-eat buffet of living spider. The larvae actually avoids internal organs to keep the creature alive for as long as it can. Once the larvae reaches adulthood, it digs itself out of the ground and starts searching for flowers to quench its newfound taste for nectar, leaving the empty husk of the spider buried in its own burrow.
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ian_stoub : Good. Tarantulas deserve it
daily_animal1 : That's an interesting way to think about it @ian_stoub
jessierose1224 : Um no. If you think you have an irrational fear of spiders come talk to me
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mayhemmegz
Tarantula Hawk. ©Black Meadow Photography 2015 #blackmeadowphotography #texasphotography #bugs #bugslife #tarantulahawk #nature #earth #mothernature #motherearth #photography #art #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #lifesbetteroutside #gooutside #tarantulahawkwasp #canon #teamcanon #canonusa
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jennjennbulin : #nope
mayhemmegz : @jennjennbulin they're crazy. They paralyze tarantulas, implant their egg in their bodies, and then after they hatch they feed on the tarantulas body.
jennjennbulin : @mayhemmegz I know I don't like it)):
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chase.k.jacques
Had to draw an scientific study of an insect for 3D design. #sheridancollege #pencildrawing #tarantulahawkwasp #realism
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chase.k.jacques : Scientific geez
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dreaming.nicki
Beautiful #insect I found on the street
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dreaming.nicki : #tarantulahawkwasp
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the_gravekeeper
(Second of two) Last Sunday, while doing some exploring at the Roosevelt Roads base, @jdoggy32 and I ran into an interesting sight: a Tarantula Hawk! Come breeding time, this wasp seeks out a tarantula, paralyzes it, drags it back to its burrow, and lays eggs inside it. The larvae them consume the spider alive from within. Because nature loves irony, we found this parasitic wasp running around in circles and thrashing about while being tortured and eaten alive by a bunch of tiny parasite bugs which I haven't been able to identify. #TarantulaHawk #TarantulaHawkWasp #SpiderWasp #TarantulaWasp #Wasp #Pepsis #PepsisRubra #PepsisMarginata #Hemipepsis #Entomology #Insect #Bug #Parasite #ParasiticInsects #Macro #PuertoRico
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the_gravekeeper
(First of two) Last Sunday, while doing some exploring at the Roosevelt Roads base, @jdoggy32 and I ran into an interesting sight: a Tarantula Hawk! Come breeding time, this wasp seeks out a tarantula, paralyzes it, drags it back to its burrow, and lays eggs inside it. The larvae them consume the spider alive from within. Because nature loves irony, we found this parasitic wasp running around in circles and thrashing about while being tortured and eaten alive by a bunch of tiny parasite bugs which I haven't been able to identify. #TarantulaHawk #TarantulaHawkWasp #SpiderWasp #TarantulaWasp #Wasp #Pepsis #PepsisRubra #PepsisMarginata #Hemipepsis #Entomology #Insect #Bug #Parasite #ParasiticInsects #Macro #PuertoRico
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demisuemagoo
My husband brought this dead bee home on Friday, (because I told him I wanted to decorate one of our bathrooms with bees) and he thought I could pin it in a shadow box to hang. After doing some research--this is a Tarantula Hawk Wasp. They kill big hairy spiders. That means there are big hairy spiders on Camp Pendleton. Eww. #nofilter #tarantulahawkwasp #USMC #camppendleton #beesofinstagram
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chuckeerickson
That is a tarantula hawk and its victim. Look them up, scary member of the wasp family. Second most painful sting. The tarantula is paralyzed and drug back to a nest and buried alive...but not before being injected with eggs. #scary #tarantula #tarantulapet #tarantulas #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #sting #bite #wasp #desertlife #desert #awesome #nasty
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katcrayner
Working on a new drawing and listening to #bigbang #kpop #art #tarantulahawkwasp
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leilatoba
#mcm #JustinOrvelSchmidt #schmidtstingpainindex #tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #mancrushmonday
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leilatoba : @austinshaffner have you ever heard of The Schmidt Sting Pain Index? That tarantula wasp is most certainly alive, and out of all of the stings on this scale, it's sting is considered to be the 2nd or 3rd most painful!
austinshaffner : I just looked it up...turns out this man IS fearless!...and crazy😉
leilatoba : @austinshaffner I always fall for the crazy ones
austinshaffner : Don't we all😬
austinshaffner : Ok I'll stop hijacking your post😉
leilatoba : @austinshaffner lol you're fine. Instagram comments are like a ghost town
austinshaffner : Yeah I never know proper social media etiquette, guess I'll always be old school🗿
leilatoba : @austinshaffner that's ok too ☺️
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subott
#tarantulahawk #tarantulahawkwasp #wasp #flower #flowers #nature #outdoors #macro #macrophotography #macrophoto #bluesky #california #yellowflower #naturephotography #canon #subottphotography
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carim_nahaboo
Female Spider Hunting Wasp (probably Hemipepsis sp.) From West Kalimantan. Wingspan 90mm. #tarantulahawkwasp #tarantulahawk #spiderhunting #predator #parasiticwasp #parasite #giant #insect #wasp #sting #hymenoptera #jaws #nature #naturalhistory #entomology #collection #specimen #insectcollection
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tonyadams123 : Dang, I only have a size 1 for my tarantula hawk.
carim_nahaboo : I have a few smaller Pepsis species, most on size 3 but I think this is the largest female I have.
carim_nahaboo : ^@tonyadams123
tonyadams123 : I'm guessing I should wait till I get size 3.
carim_nahaboo : Yeah I would say size 3/4 are best for any large hymenoptera as I have bent thin pins trying to pin some in the past, and also thin pins bend when you push them into plastozote. @tonyadams123
bombus_giacomini : Saw one of these the other day in Cary, NC
julie.menezes : Beautiful :-)
julie.spink : That's quite beautiful..
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girlnextdoorhoney
RIP. The #tarantulahawkwasp didn't make it. 😢
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lulutat2 : 😔
melissas_honeybee : I was hoping for a better out come but thanks to you, your dad and the wasp I learned a lot.
polaroid_dreamer : 💔💔💔
lorigram : @girlnextdoorhoney check out @professor_pouncey 's photos of the tarantula hawk at work.
otto.jane : Sweet little guy😢
_hispanicish_ : Probably the only tarantula hawk to have hundreds mourn it.
weboughtaswamp : Such a bummer..
hauntingjamess : Can I ask what exactly kind of wasp that is and how he/she originates etx and got their name?
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