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Sphecius Wasp in Greenwich, CT

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Sphecius Wasp in Greenwich, CT

I saw a cicada killer two nights ago. I thought it was a moth until I saw it's stinger. It really frightened me. I am still a bit leary but not as terrified as I was prior to finding this website. Thank you.

Date Posted: 2012-08-18 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2013-04-09 | Website:


Thanks for sharing your image. That is a cicada killer wasp definitely. Over time, you'll get used to them. Males have no stingers and females are non-aggressive.

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