Tarantula Hawk?
Location:  CA Central Coast hills above Monterey Bay
July 29, 2010 10:59 am
From pictures of wasps I went through on your website, I’m guessing what I removed from my house was a Tarantula Hawk Wasp. Saw one last year in the yard. We have plenty of tarantulas here for it to choose from, usually see those crawling around in April and November. I caught and released it on a sunny 80 degree day.
James Romeo

Tarantula Hawk

Hi James,
Your identification of a Tarantula Hawk is correct.

2 Responses to Tarantula Hawk

  1. beetle123 says:

    I noticed that the antennae of the insect was yellow and the wasp was small, bringing me to the conclusion that this as a pepsis elegans wasp, a tarantula hawk mimic. It is still a spider hawk, but not a tarantula hawk.

  2. beetle123 says:

    Oops, i meant to say spider WASP, not spider HAWK.

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