Cicada Killers

07/18/2012
 

 

This morning was straight out of a horror movie.  I was awoken by a cicada killer crawling on my face.  I have no idea how it got inside but here is some information on this scary looking insect.

 

“One of the largest wasps encountered; although females are capable of stinging, they are rarely aggressive towards man or animals; males are incapable of stinging, but can be more aggressive; large numbers of females nesting in localized areas such as sandy embankments can be a nuisance and cause concern because of their large size, low flight and nesting activities; nest entrances are often accompanied by a pile of soil excavated from the burrow that may disturb turfgrass.”

 

More information here:

http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/cimg331.html

 

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