The Cicada Killer Wasp prays on cicadas (locust) here in pennsylvania in the summer months. The wasp stings the cicadas and injects them with its venom then carries it back to their nest. They build a nest in the ground boring a hole and lay their eggs. they feed the cicadas to their larve.
Very big compared to a large bumble bee
Just out of the freezer
Nasty lookin critter, lots of detail in the pix. Favorite is the one just out of the freezer
Good shots. Don't get the freezer thing but good shot anyway!
Trapped the Wasp in a butterfly net and placed it in the freezer for 1/2 hr. Then i took it out and posed the wasp for the photos.Being in the freezer incapacitated the wasp for about 15 min until it started moving.
I would have freaked if I saw that next to the ice cream!
I would have freaked if I saw that next to the ice bucket!
Your a lot more gutsy than I. Outstanding images!
I haven't tried the freezer technique. I'll try that sometime. Nice shots.
Excellent shots,big eyes is supurb.
My brother didn't tell you but that bee was 1 5/8" long
great shots. looks a mean critter