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Cicada Sighting in Appleton, WI

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Cicada Sighting in Appleton, WI

This insect is incredibly large and has been on this sugar maple for longer than a hour and has not flown away at all.

Date Posted: 2009-08-24 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


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

Hi Douglas

Unfortunately, that is not a cicada. This is a type of wood-wasp known as a pigeon horntail. I believe these guys are quite harmless actually. This one looks to be female which you can tell by the long thing ovipositor sticking out of the abdomen. It was probably laying eggs in the tree bark. More information can be found at the below link:

Thanks for sharing your photo.

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