Cicada Killer Conquest

Eastern Cicada Killer, Sphecius speciosus

Female cicada killer wasps, Sphecius speciosus, make nests in the ground. A single larva, feeding on large an insect prey provided by the mother develops in each nest. Around the nesting area, males perch and hover, fighting other males and watching for female wasps to emerge. Fighting involves colliding while flying, kicking and butting. Larger males can deliver more force and win the battle for territory.

John Alcock was able to show that the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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