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Cicada Killers - Port Washington, NY

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Cicada Killers - Port Washington, NY

From proboscis to stinger, the wasp is probably about 1.5-2.0" long. It has some sort of orange color or pattern (which I only vaguely remember) on the thorax beneath the anterior half of the wings. There are four to seven (I didn't count, just a guess) pale yellow bands along the abdomen (paler than a yellow jacket). I remember thinking that the pale yellow bands contrasted strongly with the orange. I believe the six legs were orange or yellow. The rest of the abdomen was black (like a yellow jacket). The posterior extreme of the abdomen comes to a pronounced point (which is entirely black), but there is no protruding stinger.

Date Posted: 2010-07-26 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-04 | Website:

Hi Tanner,

That definitely is a cicada killer. Looks kind of dead or at the very least lethargic. Thanks for sharing.

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