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Cicada Killers in Wethersfield, CT

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Cicada Killers in Wethersfield, CT

Thanks for your very informative site. I was concerned about the presence of these 'giant bees' b/c I have 2 small children. I am nearly certain they are Cicada Killers based on your information. They are apx 1.5", very loud, and don't seem aggressive. They also have three large dirt mounds with large burrowing holes. Early in the morning (7am) is when they are most active. The pics attached were taken around 10am when only 4-6 were out. Thanks again! TW

Date Posted: 2010-07-20 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-03 | Website:

Hi Tegan

Very interesting photos. While I'm pretty sure the photo is indeed of a cicada killer, the morphology of the individual in the photo is strange. Especially in the abdomen area. I am currently in Baltimore but I will be passing through Connecticut on my way back to Mass. I would be very interested in collecting a specimen for a closure look.

Would this be at all possible?

Posted By: Tegan | On: 2010-12-03 | Website:

That sounds fine. We'll be around. My landlord said that someone from UConn actually came by to collect specimens a few years ago when the Cicada Killers were buzzing around then.

The mounds are right on the front sidewalk. There are 2-4 of them.
Feel free to ring the bell if we aren't outside. My boys will definitely be interested in the collecting of specimens.

:) Tegan

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