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Tarantula Hawk on Eastern Mojave Buckwheat CU (Spring desert flowers insects ). Photo by DesertNomad
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Tarantula Hawk on Eastern Mojave Buckwheat CU

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Friday June 7, 2013

Mount Lemmon, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Pepsis formosa, Eriogonum fasciculatum. The word "formosa" means "beautiful" and indeed, it is a very pretty insect. It is said to have the worst sting of any southwestern wasp. I wouldn't know, fortunately. Bug Spring, Catalina Mountains, Arizona, USA.

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1. TucsonDoug
4:11 AM GMT on June 09, 2013
A very colorful creature. Nice macro. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanking all of you for comments on my photos, I imagine you won't see it. So I want to thank you profusely here, where you will, for all your wonderful comments and support.Most of my work is found under the name Pat Goltz (with or without space) on various art sites. I have been doing art seriously for over ten years. In addition to photography, I do digital art, including fractals, abstracts, Hubisms, and digital landscapes. For fractals, I use Ultrafractal, Xenodream, or Apophysis. Most of my landscapes are done in Terragen. A Hubism is a type of abstract that is done in Bryce or Vue d'Esprit. In photography, I do mostly nature, including landscapes, flowers, birds, insects, and other subjects, as well as urban photography. I like to provide beauty, and my photography is for people who cannot go where I go, so that they may enjoy the beauty. Soli Deo Gloria.

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