Subject: Fifteen years in Sd first time seeing this!
Location: San Diego
June 3, 2015 7:19 pm
Found this rad insect crawling around the ground in my backyard in san diego ca. Any idea?
Signature: Ink only.
Dear Ink Only,
This is a Tarantula Hawk. Unless you are extremely fond of intense pain, like what might result from multiple stabbings with an inking needle, you should handle this Tarantula Hawk with caution as they are reported to have one of the most painful insect stings known to man. Their venom is strong enough to paralyze a Tarantula. We will be postdating your submission to go live on our site while we are away from the office in June.