11 September 2011

The Tarantula Hawk - Ruthless ‘Raptor’ of the Insect World

Don't look now, but over at Ark in Space there is a not for the squeamish post about the Tarantula Hawk Wasp.  This rather terrifying insect does what the name says - it preys on tarantulas, which it uses as a feast for the next generation. With some great pictures of the wasp in action, we suggest that you do not read this if you are having your lunch!