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Eastern Cicada Killer

Sphecius speciosus


Hornet with a cicada.


Outside a building in Winchester, TN.

1 species ID suggestions


TimBarber 5 years ago

Awesome! Thanks for the info!

ForestDragon 5 years ago

Nice find Tim! That is a female Eastern Cicada Killer. She has caught and paralyzed a Cicada so she can take it back to her nest for her babies to eat. They are very impressive wasps!

Winchester, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.19, Long: -86.11

Spotted on Sep 16, 2013
Submitted on Sep 16, 2013


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