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Cicada Killers from Virginia Beach, VA

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Cicada Killers from Virginia Beach, VA

Saw this specimen just hanging around on a maple leaf this AM.

Date Posted: 2007-08-07 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-10 | Website:

Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for the photo. That is definately a Cicada Killer. I'm not 100% sure due to the clarity of the photo whether this is male or female. I think it is a male due to the lack of large spurs on the hind legs. What it is doing up in a maple tree is beyond me. Maybe it is resting and trying to get out of the sun.

Thanks for sending in this data.

Posted By: Cyndi | On: 2010-12-10 | Website:

Gerry......thanks for the info and I will keep you posted of any further sightings. I watched it on the leaf for quite awhile thinking it would just fly away and finally thought of getting the camera and, of course, just about the time I walked around to where it had moved from the front to the back of the leaf it flew off.


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