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Cicada Killer  
Cicada Killer wasps, biologically under the genus Sphecius are predatory wasps which derivatively have been named with its nature of consuming over cicadas as prey. These insects are under the classification of wasps and are characteristically large in measure and accounts at a mass roster count. Its food processing huts or burrows is chosen and situated over large and flight-able lawns since these insects attributively fly.

Common genus names of these killer wasps are: Cicada Killer wasp, which are commonly adhered in North America. Also, Eastern Cicada Killer with the scientific root of S. Speciosus is another alternative name. In Southern America the name Liogorytes localizes the generic label for cicada killer wasps. The term Exeirus in Australia also substitutes its common name.

Scientifically, cicada killer wasps number an exact count of 21 species and are primarily habituating in mountainous regions from the trajectories of Central Asia and North America. Cicada killer wasp’s food needs differ according to its physical stage. Adult or maturely grown wasps feed from flowers with high nectar contents while the undeveloped wasps which are under larval juncture consumes from cicadas. This nature of eating cicadas which primarily is being delivered by matured wasps into burrows defines the name Cicada Killer Wasps.

Cicada killer’s habituation territories are like ant colonies which are deep holes underground-like-tunnels bore on the ground and is fenced by fine soil. These burrows are open to direct sunlight which serves as temperature uphold to keep these wasps alive at integral heat levels.

The reproduction of these insects is attributed to common seasonal mating periods. Male wasps are heightened aggressively that it may sting humans just to exhibit territorial threat and colony defense display. These wasps being categorically under the class of insects undergo larval stages. It radixes from the larvae point during winter periods within the soil-tunnels. Subsequent to that, pupation precedes in the next seasonal period which is spring. During mid-year of about late June and mid-July a fully developed cicada killer wasp ends the birth cycle.

Similar to other insects, killer wasps are as well organized and has its separate functions. The female wasps are the ones who primarily mate, work on burrow diggings and feeds. These female wasps do this routine cycle before ultimately preying on cicadas. Cicada hunting is universally done on trees, on its branches, trunks and limbs. Procedurally, it will sting the targeted prey and will take it to its burrow. Killer wasps’ burrow are engineered to be with cells, and each of the cells is being filled up with a minimum of a single cicada and goes at a maximum of two to three. Each cell is stacked with one larval egg and is then hermetically-sealed. This is the process of feeding the larva for 4 to 10 days until what only is being left of from the cicada is its outer shell covering. These traverses to the point of spinning the larva into a silken pouch and ends its cycle to having an adult wasp. In a year limitedly, there is just a single larval cycle which can occur.

Cicada Killers alike normal wasps are fauna-socio beneficial with other wasps and insects but to humans it is considered to be pests. Although these insects do not consider humans a threat since they flout on people but to a point stung, it can be as serious as bee bites. Eliminating cicada killer wasps is effectively executed to first locate its central colony. Lime and known fertilizers are effective enough to suppress growth and reproduction with supplemental watering to permanently demolish its burrows and settlements.

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