Hi, I have dozens of these guys dead or twitching in my driveway and street in San Antonio, Texas. They are dropping like flies (pardon my pun!) and I was trying to make sure I had correctly identified them, and wondered if you could shed any light on why they might be dying in droves around my home? I’ve lived here 8 years, and never seen them before this year. Also, I was wondering whether or not they are aggressive, and if they are likely to sting people? Thanks for any information,
This is a Cicada Killer, and we suspect it did not die of a natural causes. The twitching you describe sounds like poison is involved. Perhaps one of your neighbors was fearful, though Cicada Killers rarely sting.