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The Tarantula Hawk is part of the wasp family. It lays its eggs in the bodies of Tarantulas. Body lengths measures up to two inches, and the wasps are rather robust, which provides good protection during encounters with tarantulas.
That humming, buzzing chorus of insects heard on summer nights is usually due to cicadas -- small, stout-bodied, large-headed insects with sucking mouth parts.
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