Sunday, April 12, 2009

Orange/Bug

This week's challenge over at 2things is Orange/Bug.
Click on image to enlarge.


A Tarantula Hawk visiting our back yard. This species
of spider wasp is one of the largest in the wasp family.

They are known to prey on Tarantula as food for their
larvae. Yes, we do have tarantula and they aren't small. I
just wonder how these delicate wasps tangle with the big
hairy beasts. I just pray one never lands on me.

While this insect is really beautiful in person, it scares
the heck out of me as it flies by with it's long dangling
legs and iridescent body.

You can read more about he Tarantula Hawk here at
Wikipedia.

Nature at it's best!

For those hunting eggs, chocolate bunnies, and Sunday
buffets.

"Happy Easter"


My other blogspot is here at: ThE ArTfuL EyE"

9 comments:

runningonink said...

Nature is so good! I love this tarantula hawk- Sam and I will be looking up more information on it! You have totally made his day. He is sick with the flu again! UGH! So no egg hunt for him :(

jgy said...

I have never seen one of these.
To observe something that scares us is probably good for the soul.

Thank you so much for the advice about my 'bug', You are an angel to send the links for finding lost photos.

Happy Easter to you, hope it's filled with all the colors to inspire your dreams!!

Vivian said...

Great picture for this week's 2 thing challenge! A Bug and he is orange! And you learned me something.....all about tarantula hawk wasps and to stay far away from them. lol
BTW....how do you put the links to other things in your post here? And how did you make the Happy Easter in color?
Happy Easter to you too! : )

Dusty Lens said...

Tarantulas, wasps, wow, what a fright to see one of these. I can nopt imagine a wasp taking on such a large spider. Isn't nature a wonder?

John said...

Ohhhhh, bee careful....great photo and background information...my best.

Maya said...

Those things are just creepy! Perfect for the challenge.

Anonymous said...

i sense your au.ra.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

always nice to learn something new. i have never heard of such things. both the wasp and tarantula sound like something to avoid

John said...

This fly is now a frickling great grandmother....time passes - when are you coming to NY, my Dear Prudence? My best.