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Cicada Killers - Northampton, MA

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Cicada Killers - Northampton, MA

There are 15 nests here in Northampton

Date Posted: 2007-07-27 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-11-28 | Website:

Hi Jon

Thanks for the photo. Yep, that confirms it. That is indeed a cicada killer. Right now, there are 15 burrows which the female makes. Later on there will be more. Not to worry though they will only be around for about a month then they will be gone and they are harmless, they won't bother you. They are a very non-aggressive wasp.

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