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The Cicada Killer Wasp, one of the largest wasps in North America, is found in every state east of the Rocky Mountains.

Adults emerge in late June/early July and die off in September or October.

The males vigorously challenge one another for position on the breeding aggregation from which they emerged, and generally investigate anything that moves or flies near them. The males' vigorous territorial defense can be frightening and intimidating to human passersby, the males pose no danger whatsoever. They will only grapple with other insects, and cannot sting.

They feed on flower nectar and pose no damage to plants.

(Pictured is a male cicada killer wasp which is more 'friendly' [and smaller] than the female.)

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© Lorraine A. Cook
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Joy Rector
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2002
    excellent capture

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7/27/2012 5:40:47 AM

Agnes Fegan
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Quite a catch Lorraine!

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7/27/2012 10:42:08 AM

John Connolly
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I am not sure I would want to get up that close and personal with one Lorraine! A superb capture with great color and outstanding detail!

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7/27/2012 2:40:25 PM

Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007

Not in a million years would I let one land on me. :) Great shot brave lady!!

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7/30/2012 7:40:32 PM

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