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|Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)|
This very large and colorful wasp (2.5 inches long)hunts spiders on which it lays an egg. See write-up of earlier submission of same wasp at different POV on Treklens. Not all "spider wasps" are as large as this species of the Southwestern U.S. and into Mexico.
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wow such vibrant wings!!!! great shot!
- [2011-09-28 19:16]
As you already stated, this looks like a Spider Wasp, possibly (Tarantula Hawk Wasp). I love the iridescent bluish green body in contrast to those gorgeous orangish wings.
I remember seeing one for the first time while visiting my daughter in Phoenix.. It was certainly a colorful fellow and I managed to get a few shots off before it left.
Ciao Michael, great macro of lovely colorful wasp, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio