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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Tarantula hawks, commonly seen members of the wasp family, can be easily identified by their glossy black bodies and amber-colored wings. Females will hunt for tarantulas and other large spiders (such as this giant crab spider), paralyze them with a sting, bury it and lay their eggs on its body. When the larvae hatch, they eat the spider alive.