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 Cicada killer (Sphecius speciosus)




Cicada killer | Sphecius speciosus photo
Cicada killer (Sphecius speciosus) adult wasp on sandy slope near many cicadas

Photograph by Jessica Lawrence, Eurofins Agroscience Services, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Cicada killer | Sphecius speciosus photo
Cicada killer (Sphecius speciosus) adult wasp struggling to get a dog-day cicada prey into her burrow

Photograph by Nancy Hinkle, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Cicada killer | Sphecius speciosus photo
Cicada killer (Sphecius speciosus)

Photograph by Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

CICADA KILLER FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Sphecidae
Genus:Sphecius
Species:speciosus
Common Name:Cicada killer