Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tarantula Hawks

Tarantula Hawks descend on what I think is a milkweed plant blooming in the Mojave Desert last fall.  These insects normally prey upon tarantulas in the desert for their larvae.  They are not easily provoked, but don't get too friendly with them -- their sting is rated as one of the most painful of all insects! (although, not life threatening)

No comments:

Post a Comment