Tarantula Hawk Wasp by Bob Jensen, aka giant red winged wasp.  I hate these because I like the tarantulas in my front yard.

Tarantula Hawk Wasp by Bob Jensen, aka giant red winged wasp. I hate these because I like the tarantulas in my front yard.

The tarantula hawk wasp feeds on milkweed pollen.   Pepsis sp. on Asclepias subulata, Arizona

Bees are the most prolific pollinators, but they’re not alone. The tarantula hawk wasp feeds on milkweed pollen. on Asclepias subulata, Arizona

This is a tarantula hawk, a large wasp famous for hunting and killing huge tarantula spiders. For more about this species and a battle video, see: http://www.infobarrel.com/Epic_Battle_Tarantula_Spiders_vs_Tarantula_Hawk_Wasps

The Tarantula Hawk Wasp is the state insect of New Mexico. It was adopted by New Mexico in

A tarantula hawk is a spider wasp which hunts tarantulas as food for its larvae.

Tarantula Hawk

A tarantula hawk is a spider wasp which hunts tarantulas as food for its larvae.

Tarantula Hawk: Portrait by ~SupaidaSaru on deviantART

Full View Please Full Wasp and more info: [link] More to come: Tarantula Hawk: Portrait

Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, ‘Just Lie Down and Start Screaming’    He recounts one enterprising scientist who netted 10 tarantula hawks—and of course reached in to grab them: “Undeterred after the first sting, he continued, receiving several more stings, until the pain was so great he lost all of them and crawled into a ditch and just bawled his eyes out.”

Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, 'Just Lie Down and Start Screaming'

The tarantula hawk is actually a kind of solitary wasp, with a sting that causes a fiercely electric pain that could only be described as totally unacceptable.

Coyote Peterson Allows Himself to Endure the Painful Sting of the Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Coyote Peterson Allows Himself to Endure the Painful Sting of the Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Man gets stung by Tarantula Hawk, second most painful sting on the insect pain index.

Fallout New Vegas // apparently that is the state insect of new mexico http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula_hawk ...at least it's not as big as a cazador?

All the Fallout players are getting together to raise money for a spaceship to leave the Earth. Their collecting bottlecaps. They know their gonna need them once China presses the button.

Tarantula Hawk Wasp by C.Nahaboo

wasp attacking a tarantula. the tarantula needs some work.

Ouch! I wouldn’t want to get stung by this guy! These wasps are called “Tarantula Hawks” because they kill tarantulas and bury them for their young to feed on. They are arguably the largest wasps. This is a pretty big one with a 6.75 inch legspan.

A tarantula hawk is a spider wasp which hunts tarantulas as food for its larvae. Up to two inches long with a blue-black body and bright rust-colored wings, tarantula hawks are among the largest of wasps.

Shaping The Verde Valley: Tarantula Hawk Wasp

How does Nature balance itself? The Tarantula Hawk Wasp attacks and kills Tarantulas with one of the most painful insect stings on the plane.

Tarantula Hawk (Pepsis sp), a giant wasp, confronts Tarantula in a sequence where the spider is paralyzed and parasitized by wasp's eggs, Riverside, California.

Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, 'Just Lie Down and Start Screaming'

Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, ‘Just Lie Down and Start Screaming’

The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I with the Adaptive Optics Facility | This image of the dramatic star formation region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, was created from a mosaic of images taken using the HAWK-I instrument working with the Adaptive optics Facility of ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. More information: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann18006a/ Credit: ESO

The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I with the Adaptive Optics Facility | This image of the dramatic star formation region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, was created from a mosaic of images taken using the HAWK-I instrument working with the Adaptive optics Facility of ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. More information: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann18006a/ Credit: ESO

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