Giant Burrowing Wasp
Someone was wondering what species a giant wasp-like insect was that they had seen around their house in Texas. The insect was about an inch and a quarter long, the diameter of the abdomen was almost as wide as their little finger and colored in a yellow and black stripe pattern. Also, the creature appeared to be digging a burrow.
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This insect is most probably a Cicada Killer. The female has a sting which she uses to paralize cicadas which she then carries back to her burrow where the cicada becomes the first meal for her offspring when they hatch from their eggs. Cicada killers are beneficial insects, as they feed on the annual cicadas which have an appetite for vegetation, however their shere size makes them more than a little frighening. If you would like to eliminate wasps from your yard amazon has numerous wasp solutions available here. I have found that simply keeping the area of ground damp where the wasps are burrowing forces them to take up residence elsewhere. Since they're beneficial insects I prefer not to kill them.
Do you have Cicada Killer Wasps in your garden?
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