Subject: Cicada Killers
Location: Pelham, New Hampshire 03076
September 5, 2012 9:26 pm
Hi Bug man,
I just wanted to let you know I have 5 FIVE nests in my yard of Cicada Killers.
I have seen them going into the ground only after one buzzed by my head and out of the corner of my eye my first thought was a small bird.
Then I watched as it landed and went into the ground on the end of a mulch bed.
I was able to get a few pictures but nothing clear enough to send in.
Strange part is all the other people who sent in pictures live in the southern states.
I live in Pelham, New Hampshire.
This lady cicada is about 2 1/2 inches long the biggest of all in the 5 nests scattered around my 1.5 acre lot.
Thank you for having such a fantastic website.
The Cicada Killer is distinct enough to be recognized in your blurry photo, and we have no dearth of sharp images of Cicada Killers on our website. We are pleased to hear you are living in harmony with them in New Hampshire. Though BugGuide does not have any reports of Cicada Killers in New Hampshire, they are reported in nearby New York and Massachusetts.