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Cicada Killers in Jamaica Plain, MA

Hello Gerry,
I'm forwarding an email I sent to some arboretum staff, including Kit Ganshaw, who sent me your email exchange w her about the Cicada Killer lek (I'm a birder and didn't know of the use of this term outside of the bird world). BTW my apparently incorrect source for the menacing rep. of the female CKs is Arnett & Jacques 'Insects' Simon & Schuster's Guide. I'm going to try to get over to the AA either early Tue AM or around noon and hope to catch up w you and Kit there. I scanned your website- very interesting!
Bob, AA Volunteer
Jamaica Plain

Date Posted: 2008-07-28 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-18 | Website:

Hi Bob

Yes, I got a copy of that email yesterday. If you come tomorrow, I will explain in detail about Cicada Killers. While the females do sting again, they are generally reluctant to do so and the sting so I've been told is really not all that much severe than a honey bee sting.

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