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Monday, August 21, 2017

Beewolf--Correction...it is a Cicada Killer

These photos are not cropped.  You might enjoy clicking to expand the view.  We call them beewolves...not sure if that is the right identification. 

Thanks to Sandra, it has been identified as a cicada killer.  

I watched this guy for half an hour while tried to drag this cicado down through a crack.

I was about 4 ft away from it.

I should have tried a little video, but didn't think about it.

I do hope you found the photos interesting...

20 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh my gosh! I never saw anything like this. I cannot believe you got this CLOSE!!! And you weren't even shaking! They look SO scary and dangerous! I hope I never see a real one. Your pictures are perfect, though.

Bill said...

Very impressive!

Tom said...

...he sure is determined.

Cat Lover said...

Wow Rose, great photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rose, amazing closeups. Neat capture of the insect and it's meal. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Rose!:) Fantastic captures!:) The bee is so strong to drag a cicada which is twice it's size.

Elizrd bth Speaks said...

i will google it ... never heard of a beewolf ... sounds like not a nice critter. neat for pics but looks wild up close. ha. ha!! ( ;

Lois said...

Wonderful photos and so interesting to see. What a busy little fellow!

Sandra said...

very intersting,awesome photos... we have them here and they are called cicada killers, google that and you will find them. the first one we ever saw was 2 inches long, bob killed it and we took it to the county to find out what it was, he said he did not know but looked it up. now they are every where and that stinger hurts. bob has been stung twice and once was on his tongue, it was sitting on a sandwich and he was looking at me while eating, we eat out by the pool sometimes..

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

All I can say is "WOW"!!!!

wow

don said...

These are very interesting pictures. Nature is tough and rough with insect eat insect.

Nancy Chan said...

The Cicada killer name fits this insect. I wouldn't want to go too near to it.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, this is so interesting. I didn't know what the cicada was, and then Nel just mentioned it on her post today. She sees them in her back yard in Georgia. These are awesome pictures, Rose.

~Sheri

Ruth Hiebert said...

Whatever this insect is called,I would call it determined. Great pictures.

happyone said...

Wow what a fantastic series of pictures!! I'm impressed!

The Furry Gnome said...

Quite an interesting attack to witness!

Sandi said...

AAAIiiiEEEE!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Amazing photos!!!

Our visiting Min Pin is a killer too. Unfortunately it was swallowed before I could retrieve.
xx, Carol

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Klara S said...

WOW. Nature is scary. Very good shots.

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