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Cicada Killers in Danbury, CT

Sunny and warm in Fairfield County

Date Posted: 2009-08-19 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

Hey Stephen

Thanks for the very cool photo of a Sphecious female making her way back to her burrow with a paralyzed cicada. The species - judging by the large black band on the abdomen and the pinkish opercula (those things that look like lungs) are indicative of a species of cicada known as Tibicen lyricen.

Very cool. Thanks very much for the datapoint, I will add it to my database.

Posted By: Kirsten | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

This one was captured by another "killer" - my cats!. But I was talking just the day before to a friend who was telling me about cicada killer wasps digging up her lawn and she was the one who made me think that this (ugly) mystery bug I had found the week before was a cicada. She lives in Brookfield, CT.

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