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Cicada Killer Videos

About the Cicada Killers Video Category

Cicada Killer wasps are quite mis-understood. As this site continues to grow, we hope to gather more information on this extremly doscile predator of cicadas. Below is just a small sampling of some cicada killer wasp behaviors. It is not necessary to kill these wasps. The males do not sting and females are only interested in stinging cicadas.

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Cicada Killer digging burrow

Watch video of a female cicada killer digging a burrow Author: Massachusetts Cicadas
Published On: 2005-07-25
Description: One of the first videos I shot of a female cicada killer digging a burrow in 2005. I was really nervous filming this because the male cicada killers were flying and buzzing around me and I was laying flat on my stomach because this female was underneath a bush. Back then, my knowledge of these docile wasps was limited. Today with the help of Professor Chuck Holliday of Lafayette University, these wasps are my friends. They are very fun to study.
Referring Article: Giant Cicada Killer Wasps in Westford

Date Posted: 2010-10-27 Comments: (0)Show Comments


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