- Jul 23, 2015
Was in Cozumel, Mexico last month and while exploring the the jungle found this dead tarantula hawk wasp next to a paralyzed sub adult B. vagans (2.5" - 3"), in a shallow burrow under a wooden platform - I placed them on the wood to get a better photo. The vagans could barely move its legs when touched. It apparently was being eaten alive with the wasp larvae growing inside it. Not sure if the wasp was killed by the vagans, or it naturally dies after laying its egg? Nature is cruel...