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Cicada Killer

Sphecius speciosus

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Shane_S 9 years ago
Cicada Killer
Sphecius speciosus Sphecius speciosus

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fuzzyharmonica 9 years ago

Interesting to know for the future. This one had a problem of some kind. It was going insane. It was on the ground flying in circles and looked like it was trying to stab itself.

JohnStrickland 9 years ago

Actually it is more of an ovipositor than a stinger. You can handle them. They are very docile, but scare and intimidate people due to their size.

fuzzyharmonica 9 years ago

I added another photo to better see it. He died

fuzzyharmonica 9 years ago

That was one insect as far as I could tell. Very large stinger.

KarenL 9 years ago

Very interesting! You might like to add this to a couple of missions - Hunters & Animal Food Habits, & Interaction between different species of Arthropods. You can find both by clicking on the missions tab at the top of the page & searching the Global missions

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Is it a Locust consuming a bettle? Interesting.

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Derby, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

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