Photo 21868575, (c) Jonathan Hoskins, all rights reserved

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Associated observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Superb Dog-day Cicada Neotibicen superbus

Observer

jonathan142

Date

July 23, 2018 06:29 PM CDT

Description

I happened to luck out while on UTSA campus and saw a female cicada killer wasp (Sphecius spheciosus) landing with prey. The area didn't appear to have a nest, so she was likely taking a break while returning with nest provisions. I frequently see these flying around, but they're normally flying by too quickly for me to do any photography. I had to take the opportunity to get some photos.

For the cicada killer wasp, see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14666612.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Cicada-killer Wasp Sphecius speciosus

Observer

jonathan142

Date

July 23, 2018 06:29 PM CDT

Description

I happened to luck out while on UTSA campus and saw a female cicada killer wasp (Sphecius spheciosus) landing with prey. The area didn't appear to have a nest, so she was likely taking a break while returning with nest provisions. I frequently see these flying around, but they're normally flying by too quickly for me to do any photography. I had to take the opportunity to get some photos.

For the cicada, see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14667099.

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