tarantula hawk Guêpe pepsis (« tarantula hawk ») Source : notre-planete.info, http://www.notre-planete.info/actualites/3902-douleur-piqure-guepe-fourmi-abeille

tarantula hawk Guêpe pepsis (« tarantula hawk ») Source : notre-planete.info, http://www.notre-planete.info/actualites/3902-douleur-piqure-guepe-fourmi-abeille

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Tarantula Hawk Wasp- Biggest Bees and Hornets In The World

Tarantula Hawk Wasp- Biggest Bees and Hornets In The World

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"My friend saw this while golfing the other day, wtf is it? - Imgur"
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TARANTULA HAWK WASP  - ©Gene Hanson    Tarantula hawks get their name because the females hunt Tarantulas (Family Theraphosidae), huge, hole-dwelling spiders that are common here in the desert. Once a female tarantula hawk finds a tarantula, she will then attack the spider and sting it. The tarantula hawk’s powerful venom paralyzes the tarantula, and the wasp then drags the spider back into its hole.    The tarantula hawk then lays an egg on the still living, but paralyzed tarantula, and she…

TARANTULA HAWK WASP - ©Gene Hanson Tarantula hawks get their name because the females hunt Tarantulas (Family Theraphosidae), huge, hole-dwelling spiders that are common here in the desert. Once a female tarantula hawk finds a tarantula, she will then attack the spider and sting it. The tarantula hawk’s powerful venom paralyzes the tarantula, and the wasp then drags the spider back into its hole. The tarantula hawk then lays an egg on the still living, but paralyzed tarantula, and she…

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"The sting of the Hawkwasp is likened to being electrocuted, or having your blood replaced by fire. One researcher said the pain is so excruciating, it removes your ability to do practically anything, except possibly scream."  I would just die!

"The sting of the Hawkwasp is likened to being electrocuted, or having your blood replaced by fire. One researcher said the pain is so excruciating, it removes your ability to do practically anything, except possibly scream." I would just die!

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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

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

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