tarantula hawk

variants: or tarantula killer

Definition of tarantula hawk

: a large wasp of the genus Pepsis (family Pompilidae) especially : any of several solitary wasps of the southwestern U.S. that capture tarantulas as food for their young

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“Tarantula hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarantula%20hawk. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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