The cicada killer

Cicada Killers

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Cicada killers are very large and reach sizes of up to 1 – 9/16 inches or 40mm in length. They have a black abdomen with pale yellow markings on the last three abdominal segments.

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What is the Cicada Killer's Diet?

Cicada killers usually feed on beetle grubs in the ground. When they find a meal they will sting to paralyze it, then deposit an egg on it. When ready the hatched young will feed on the paralyzed beetle grub.

What is the Cicada Killer's Reproductive Cycle?

Cicada killers are solitary wasps. The females build their nests (to which the paralyzed prey is brought) in dry sand where vegetation is sparse.

Where do Cicada Killers live?

Cicada killers appear in the early morning and fly over lawns most of the day leaving later in the evening. They generally do not attack people.

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