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Cicada killer!!!
August 19, 2009
Thought you guys would like these cool pictures of a cicada killer (I think) attacking a cicada!!! I heard a weird buzz and saw them fighting so I ran and got my camera…enjoy!!!
Brian M
Baltimore, MD

Cicada Killer stings Cicada

European Hornet stings Cicada

Hi Brian,
Wow.  What a fantastic action photo of a female Cicada Killer stinging a Cicada to feed her brood.

Correction
August 29, 2009
Hi, Daniel:
“Cicada killer stinging cicada” is actually a European hornet, Vespa crabro.  They are large, pretty fearless predators on a variety of other insects.  They will also raid bee hives for the honey, crushing worker bees in their massive jaws along the way.
Eric

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