Pepsis rubra, Female, side, GTMO, Cuba

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Detailed Description

One the spider wasps that are often called Tarantula Hawks, many often display various shades of red in their wings, perhaps as a warning to birds as their sting is notoriously painful. This one was collected on the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba and photographed by Aaman Mengis

Details

Image Dimensions: 4266 x 3916

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