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Cicada_Killer_Wasp  Geotagged,Sphecius speciosus,United States Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro


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  1. Interesting find, Lori! I had never heard of these insects. Posted 5 years ago
  2. thank you! very intimidating creature...i'm terrified of any type of bee so it took a lot for me to get in for a close shot! Posted 5 years ago

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''Sphecius speciosus'', often simply referred to as the cicada killer or the cicada hawk, is a large digger wasp species. Cicada killers are large, solitary wasps in the family Crabronidae. The name may be applied to any species of crabronid which uses cicadas as prey, though in North America it is typically applied to a single species, ''S. speciosus''. However, since there are multiple species of related wasps, it is more appropriate to call it the eastern cicada killer. This species occurs in.. more

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Aug 6, 2014. Captured in 2-98 U.S. 322 Business, West Chester, PA 19380, USA.