A Painful Lady

Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

Joined March 2008

Artist's Description

The Cicada Killer is one of our largest wasps here in the US. It is an insect that prays apon the cicadas each summer…landing on top of them, paralizing them, and carrying them to their ‘den’.
I caught this one and put her in a jar to photograph…not knowing she would commit suicide. It would seem, this is a TRULY wild insect. They do NOT want to live in captivity at all….probably because they themselves hunt for hosts to eat alive.
This huge lady was found in NE Kansas 2 summers ago.

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