Location: Massachusetts, USA
October 11, 2015 5:29 pm
Hi, I’ve seen this strange hornet-like bug in my backyard a couple times over the summer when I went to mow my lawn. It makes a buzzing noise like any bee-like creature when it flies, but it doesn’t look particularly like a bee or hornet. The eyes also resemble those of a grasshopper.
This is very late in the year for a Cicada Killer sighting, so we suspect the image was taken this summer. Cicada Killers are not aggressive, but they might sting, but only if carelessly handled. The female Cicada Killer provisions her subterranean nest with paralyzed Cicadas.