Species: Pepsis formosa Female
Common Name: Tarantula Hawk Wasp
Origin: North America
Frame size: 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Frame Color: Black
Wood Frame: Finest Handmade Museum Quality Sealed Shadowbox Display.
Glass: 99% UV Blocking Museum Grade Conservation Glass to Prevent Insect Fading.
Background: Insect Name & Origin Printed on Old World Style Parchment Backing.
Materials: Archival & Acid Free materials. Picture Hanger Included.
Description: This female tarantula hawk wasp has black wings, a huge wingspan and a dark blue body.
Tarantula wasps are unusual in the severity of their stings. Generally, it is the more social insects that deliver the most painful stings because they have a large nest to defend. Researchers hypothesize that the solitary insects such as Pepsis wasp and as well as the velvet ants have evolved such painful stings because they spend so much time out in the open, exposed to potential predators.