Subject: What is this?
June 4, 2014 10:24 am
My friend found it on his lampshade. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Signature: Don’t really care.
Dear Don’t really care,
We thought this resembled a Tarantula Hawk, but we couldn’t figure out why it was sighted in the UK, so we contacted Eric Eaton. His reply is posted below. Can you provide any additional details regarding the sighting? Did your friend recently receive any packages from abroad?
Eric Eaton’s Response
Definitely a pompilid (spider wasp), and it looks like Hemipepsis or Pepsis. I’d be curious to know the circumstances under which it was found. It is probably a stowaway in a shipment from the southwest U.S. or Central or South America.