Sphecius speciosus - Cicada Killer Wasp
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Cicada killers are large, scary-looking wasps, but they are not aggressive and are unlikely to sting. For more information on these beautiful insects, visit the Cicada Killer Thriller web page.
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