Information about the Tarantula Hawk Wasp:
The tarantula hawk wasp is species of spider wasp. The female searches for tarantulas, which they capture the paralyze with a sting. The tarantula is then taken back to the wasp's lair and a single egg is laid inside it. The burrow is then sealed. When the larvae is born it then feeds on the still living spider. The male wasp does not hunt, but instead feeds on the flowers of various trees and plants. While the wasp is not aggressive and generally does not sting humans, it can if it feels threatened. The wasp's sting is among the most painful in the animal kingdom. It is the official state insect of New Mexico.
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