Insects of the Los Angeles Basin en The Hitchikers Guide to Los Angeles <div align="left">Have you ever jumped in your car and realized there was a bug on your windshield? Not a gross squished one, I mean a living one, ready for a hitchiking adventure. </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> grasshopper look-a-like Insects of the Los Angeles Basin Jennifer Morgan Katydid Blog Thu, 08 Nov 2012 06:25:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 713 at Psycho Spider Killer: What is It? <div>I&#39;ve been waiting an entire month to write this post, and maybe my entire life to&nbsp;entomologically riff off a Talking&nbsp;Heads song title!&nbsp;On Monday, October 1, I found a large tarantula hawk wasp (a.k.a Pepsis wasp)&nbsp;on some flowering Baccharis in&nbsp;the North&nbsp;Campus. This&nbsp;blue wasp with orange wings was&nbsp;the first&nbsp;of its kind spotted in our new gardens, and is indeed a spider killer.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/tarantulahawk.JPG" /></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insects of the Los Angeles Basin Justin O. Schmidt pepsis wasp Schmidt sting pain index spiders tarantula hawk tarantulas Blog Thu, 01 Nov 2012 05:36:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 714 at