What do cicada killer wasps look like?
- Size: 1.5 inches
- Color: Black with yellow marking on the thorax and abdomen. Translucent wings that have an orange hue.
- Body Structure: Head, thorax, abdomen, wings, and stinger
Characteristics of cicada killer wasps
Cicada killer wasps are solitary wasps, they do not make a colony with a queen, workers, and drones like yellow jackets and other stinging insects. Instead they establish and maintain their nests and raise their young alone.
When are cicada killer wasps most active?
Where do cicada killer wasps nest?
Cicada killer wasps are ground nesting stinging insects that will tunnel up to 2-feet deep in order to establish cells for breeding purposes. Nest holes are about the size of a quarter. Cicada killer wasps often establish nests or burrows near cicada populations and are often found along sidewalks, driveways, and flower beds as well as in lawns, golf courses, and sandy areas on playgrounds.
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