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Tarantula Hawk
Hi
I recently returned to London from Mexico where I snapped this wasp and spider at the mayan ruins in Palenque Chiapas. The spider was not dead but appeared to be paralysed – it’s legs were slowly twitching and the wasp was running around with an amazing intent. I thought that the spider might be a trapdoor – as there was a hole nearby – but it had no door – so thought it may have been the wasp’s burrow. I watched them for some time but nothing definitive happened and too many people were gathering so I left. Since looking at your excellent site I have identified the wasp as a female Tarantula Hawk but am still unsure of the spider. Couldn’t find any shots of wasp and spider – so I thought you might be interested in these. I hope you can open them I use a Mac.
Regards
Paul Wakefield

Hi Paul,
Wow, thanks for the awesome image. We are so happy you found the identity of the Tarantula Hawk on our site. We also believe this is a Trapdoor Spider.

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