cicada killer

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Synonyms for cicada killer

large black or rust-colored wasp that preys on cicadas

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SIZE CATEGORIES OF DIFFERENT SPECIES OF CICADAS RETRIEVED FROM FEMALE CICADA KILLER WASPS AT NEWBERRY AND ST.
Johns, Florida, we found that cicada killer wasps preyed on cicadas of distinct size classes, with a wet body mass range equal to or exceeding an order of magnitude (217-2150 mg in Newberry and 303-3421 mg in St.
This study has provided evidence of size-specific provisioning by female cicada killer wasps at 2 locations in north Florida; female wasps appear to provision nests with the largest available cicadas that they can carry in flight.
The influence of size, age, and residency status on territory defense in male western cicada killer wasps (Sphecius grandis, Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).