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Tarantula Hawk   4 comments

Tarantula Hawk Near Cienega Creek — Images by kenne

As you can see, a tarantula hawk is not a hawk, but is a spider wasp (Pompilidae) that preys on tarantulas.
Tarantula hawks belong to any of the many species in the genera Pepsis and Hemipepsis. They are one of the
largest parasitoid wasps, using their sting to paralyze their prey before dragging it to a brood nest as living
food; a single egg is laid on the prey, hatching to a larva which eats the still-living prey.
Source: Wikipedi

A Plash Of Color Is The Name Of The Game   2 comments

Aspen Loop July 2013“A Plash of Color Is the Name of the Game” (Pepsis Wasp) — Image by kenne

Truly great photographs combine sensitive composition with a fundamental understanding of light, shape, form, and if you like, a plash of color.

Capturing The Moment — Thistle Wooers On Mount Lemmon   2 comments

Images by kenne

Thistles attract bees

Sometimes tarantula hawks

Whatever it takes.


Posted October 7, 2012 by kenneturner in Capturing the Moment, Life, Nature, Photography, Poetry

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Capturing The Moment — Cleared For Landing   1 comment

Tarantula Hawk with Another One Moving Too Fast For The Shutter Speed Setting. — Image by kenne

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Posted June 10, 2012 by kenneturner in Information, Nature, Photography

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Capturing The Moment — Tarantula Hawk   2 comments

Tarantula Hawk — Image by kenne

This blue-black body wasp with bright rust-colored wings was spotted today atop a giant saguaro cactus on the Brown Mountain Trail, but no sign of tarantula’s. Not sure what he was doing way up there.


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