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The Texas-sized cicada killer

One of the signs of summer in Texas, and throughout the eastern U.S., is the cicada killer. ¬†Over the past month or two you may have noticed dime-sized holes appearing in your yard or garden. ¬†While many insects (beetles and ants, for example) dig holes, few are so conspicuous as the cicada killer wasp, Sphecius speciosus. Cicada killer wasps are easy to spot due to their large size; they are typically 1-1/2 to two inches in length. The female cicada killer digs homes for her young in home… Read More →