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Cicada Killer in Barrington, N.H.

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Cicada Killer in Barrington, N.H.

Successful Cicada Killer trying to get airborne.

Date Posted: 2011-08-26 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-08-28 | Website:

Hi James,

Thanks for reporting your cicada killer sighting. It has been very difficult for us to find cicada killers above Massachusetts northern border. They seem to be quite a lot rarer the further north you go. In fact, I believe that your sighting is the farthest northern record that I have in the database for Sphecius speciousus.

The cicada it is struggling with is a Tibicen canicularis - our common Northern Dog Day cicada here in New England. I would be very interested to know if you have discovered where the cicada killer's burrow is located. As part of my northern surveys through New Hampshire and Maine this year, I visited Barrington, NH many times. Thanks for sharing these photos.

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