Entry from US English dictionary
A large spider-hunting wasp of the southwestern US.
- Genus Pepsis, family Pompilidae.
- All tarantula hawks are large, with metallic blue coloration, and have distinctive curly antennae.
- We did see several tarantula hawks buzzing past our heads and running around on the ground.
- The tarantula hawks sting their prey and use the dead tarantula's body to lay an egg in.
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Syllabification: ta·ran·tu·la hawk
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