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Cicada Killers in Little Elm, TX

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Cicada Killers in Little Elm, TX

Photographed on June 16th, 2011. Very hot outside.

Date Posted: 2011-06-16 Comments: (3) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-06-16 | Website:

Thanks for submitting your photograph. That is definitely a cicada killer first report that we've received this year.

Just for future reference, it is not really necessary to kill these wasps. The males cannot sting and the females are extremely docile.

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Posted By: Tonya | On: 2011-07-24 | Website:

I live right across the lake from you in Lake Dallas. Do these things make little dime sized holes in the ground?

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-24 | Website:

Hi Tonya,

I would assume they leave little dime-sized when the newly emerged adults leave the ground for the first time. They over-winter underground in chambers created by the mother of the offspring from the previous summer. Below is a link to an article I wrote a few years back showing these holes.

However, other insects can leave dime-sized holes in the ground, like cicadas and certain beetles.

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