Metallic (Eucharitid) Wasp

metallic wasp

These fun little critters lay their eggs in a colony of ants. The baby wasps feed on the ants’ young until ready to emerge, find a hot wasp to mate with, and start the cycle all over again.

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Tarantula Hawk Wasp

tarantula-hawk-wasp

Often times we spend so much time and energy avoiding these winged creatures and their stingers that we are not able to see their intricate design and beauty. This amazing little wasp can take down a tarantula with the second most painful sting of any insect (the bullet ant being the most painful). They tend to be non aggressive toward humans unless provoked. = >