tarantula hawk http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/437/all en Psycho Spider Killer: What is It? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/psycho-spider-killer-what-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="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/psycho-spider-killer-what-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/psycho-spider-killer-what-it#comments 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 http://www.nhm.org/nature