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Cicada killer - Sphecius speciosus - male

Cicada killer - Sphecius speciosus - Male
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
August 8, 2006
I was so surprised to see this wasp light on some vegetation in my yard. I was mowing the lawn and figured it would be gone by the time I ran and got my camera. Nope! In fact, it hung around so long I got bored with it. Hehe... I'm guessing it was a male that was defending his turf because it was fixated on one specific area and kept coming back to it. It was even hanging around the same spot the next day.

Yes, it is a male. Superb image!

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