Cicada killers are ground nesting wasps that hunt cicada’s. Most active in mid to late summer, cicada killers are large and strong enough to harvest cicada’s where active. The picture below shows a cicada killer in the act of stinging it’s victim. The venom received by the cicada will cause it to die in a few minutes and once subdued, the cicada killer wasp will bring it home to it’s nest where it will become food for the next cycle of cicada killers.
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I have been reading several articles about ground wasps. I was surprised to read an article about the killer cicada wasps in the northeast. I guess I didn’t realize we had cicadas up here. That led me to believe that cicada wasps may not be what I have.
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