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Tarantula Hawk??? - Entypus

Tarantula Hawk??? - Entypus
Paradise, Wise County, Texas, USA
August 29, 2018
Size: 1 1/2"
I found this in my daughters play car. It was buzzing around in the floorboard. I took a broom and pushed it out. It was diffucult to kill so I gently pushed a rock down over it, put it in a jar and to rinse the dirt off, put it in water. It was still moving its antenna slightly so I dont think it was quite dead. My neighbor is originally from New Mexico and the Tarantula Hawk happens to be the state insect of NM. Also without providing too many details, it's believed he recieves shipments from somewhere in South America. This is not the first odd looking thing I've killed. But this particular insect looked very black with maybe a mild blue tint and yellow antenna slightly curled at the tips with a definite stinger. I might have ripped a back leg off. Does anyone know??

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Tarantula hawk relative
Looks like it could be Entypus...



...a spider wasp related to the tarantula hawks.

These are solitary wasps that are not territorial or aggressive, in case you were concerned.

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