The Cicada Killer

This large wasp, Sphecius sp. is called the cicada killer because it captures and paralyzes cicadas, then buries them in a hole and lays eggs on them.

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It is large and intimidating, but not quick to sting.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to The Cicada Killer

  1. theresagreen says:

    Handsome insect, poor old cicadas, bet that quietens them down.

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