The Tarantula Hawk Wasp in Box Frame (Hemipepsis sp)
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A huge Tarantula Hawk Wasp in a handmade wooden frame mounted on high-quality acid-free conservation board. The Latin and common name are printed underneath the specimen.
The Tarantula Hawk Wasp is a spider wasp that hunts tarantulas. They are parasitoid wasps, using their sting to paralyze their prey before dragging it to a brood nest as living food; a single egg is laid on the prey, hatching to a larva which eats the still-living prey. Their stings are considered to be one of the most painful insect stings in the world
They reach 4 - 5 centimetres (1.5 - 1.9 in).
Latin Name: Hemipepsis sp.
Quality: A1 What does this mean?
Distribution: Worldwide distribution of tarantula hawks includes areas from India to Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.
Prepared: By our very own entomologists.
Frame: Handmade in our workshop.
Frame Size: 5 x 5 Inch.
Please Be Aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.
Where do we source our insect specimens?All of our specimens are purchased from conservation farming projects. Please visit our ethics pages in the menu for details on the type of projects we work with.
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