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Tarantula hawk on creosote - Pepsis chrysothemis - female

Tarantula hawk on creosote - Pepsis chrysothemis - Female
Tucson, Greasewood Park, Pima County, Arizona, USA
March 28, 2009
Size: large:-)
No mistaking this species with its vermillion wings. This female was nectaring on the few remaining creosote flowers at the edge of an arroyo ("wash") in mid-morning. This is probably the most common of Tucson's six species of Pepsis. Imaged with my new Canon PowerShot SX10 IS, on "auto" using the optical zoom.

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Great shots, Eric
You seem to be enjoying your new camera, and you've gotten some really nice shots already! Thanks for sharing them.
Audrey

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