Tarantula Hawk completes its life cycle!
After transforming into its adult form, the wasp emerges from the den. Feeding on nectar, pollen and fruit, it demonstrates a seemingly-peaceful life style.
Not so peaceful, the female preys on, paralyses and drags a much larger tarantula to her burrow so that, once hatched, her larger than average offspring has plenty to eat.
2 exhibit panels for Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Viejo CA