Subject: A beautiful type of wasp?
Location: Phoenix arizona
July 28, 2015 6:02 pm
I found this awesome little dude in my laundry room and I’m dying to know what they are.
Signature: Brooke c
This positively gorgeous wasp is a Western Cicada Killer, Specius grandis. Though Cicada Killers are not aggressive and we have not gotten any legitimate documentation of a person being stung by a Cicada Killer, the possibility does exist and we imagine a person might be stung if carelessly handling a Cicada Killer. We get many more identification requests for the Eastern Cicada Killer, and images of Western Cicada Killers are not too common in our archives.