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Cicada Killer (Sphecius convallis)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Crabronidae
Genus: Sphecius
Species: convallis


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Apopka, Florida
Edmond, Oklahoma
Union City, Oklahoma

Member Notes:

Neutral bt18 On Mar 21, 2009, bt18 from Union City, OK
(Zone 7a) wrote:

I have seen cicada killers every summer either chasing cicadas or dragging them to their nests. Last summer a cicada killer burrowed under our grill in the front yard and I often noticed the cicada killer taking in one dead cicada after another. A few summers ago I have seen cicadas flying through the air sending out their panic calls while being chanced by these cicada killers. They look quit menacing and aggressive toward humans, but I have read they rarely sting humans and are only focused on cicadas.

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