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Giant Mesquite Bug, Thasus neocalifornicus, 2 in / 5.1 cm. Inhabit the Sonoran Desert and the Baja California. The only member of the Genus found in North America. Climbing on a mesquite tree. Found in Arizona, Baja California Sur and New Mexico.

Procter Road Parking Lot, Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, United States.

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Tags:   Insects Coreidae Giant Mesquite Bug Thasus neocalifornicus

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Leaf cutter Bee, Anthidium species. Estimates say there are 630 species of Meachildae bees in North America, some of which are parasitic.

Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States.
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Tags:   Insects Leafcutter Bee Anthidium species Megachilidae

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Opuntia Bug, Cactus Bug, Chelinidae vittiger on an opuntia cactus. These bugs suck on the cactus and can cause serious damage.

Florida Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, United States.

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Tags:   Insects Opuntia Bug Chelinidae vittger Coreiidae

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Great Black Wasp, Sphex pensylvanicus, 20 - 35 mm / 0.8 - 1.4 in. COMMON and important pollinator, distributed across most of North America, including northern Mexico. Females are larger than males and build an underground nest of several chambers that each house a single larva. Insect prey are brought to the nest and glued to the larvae after being paralyzed by 3 stings. Prey can survive for weeks before being consumed by the larvae.

Ipswich River Nature Sanctuary, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA.

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Tags:   Bees and Wasps Great Black Wasp Digger Wasps Sphecidae Family Insects of Massachusetts

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Bee Fly.

Madera Canyon, Pima County, Santa Rite Mountains, Arizona, USA.

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Tags:   Beeflies Insects of Arizona


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