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Florida-sized bug in California
Location: San Diego, CA
October 27, 2010 1:47 am
I came across this huge thing in an average suburban neighborhood in San Diego, CA on a cool, wet day. I’m a 33 yr old native and have never seen anything like this of this size. It was about 2” in size. What is it?
Signature: Jessica

Tarantula Hawk

Hi Jessica,
Your insect is unmistakably a Tarantula Hawk, one of the Spider Wasps in the genera
Pepsis or Hemipepsis.

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