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Cicada Killer from Needham, MA

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Cicada Killer from Needham, MA

Is this a cicada killer? A very large insect was in my house in Needham Ma. It has four wings, dark almost irredecent blue. Six yellow legs. And a very long black with yellow striped body. The head and thorax are redish brown. It looked like it had a spine at the tail. The lighter in the photo is a small bic size.

Date Posted: 2010-08-18 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-05 | Website:

Hi There,

Thanks for your photos. No, this isn't a Cicada Killer. While it is a wasp, it is not in the same family as Cicada Killers.

This is actually a type of wasp known as Tremex columba or more commonly known as a Pigeon Horntail.

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