First came the cicadas, then came the cicada killers.
Hundreds of them at Long Dock. Fat 2 inch long wasps.
They are like the tarantula hawk of the desert southwest- they paralyze their prey, put them in a deep brood chamber, deposit a single egg on the still living prey, then its young hatch and eat the cicada alive.
Cicada killers love dry mounds of soft soil (easy digging) to build their brood chambers in, and Scenic Hudson has built the…Continue
Added by Ben Royce on July 24, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments