Murder Hornet?

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  1. GregH

    GregH Legendary Woodsman

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    I found this insect deceased (thankfully) near my shop. I thought "damn that's big" and wondered what it was. It turns out to be a Cicada Killer Wasp. Never heard of them.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecius_speciosus

    Look at the stinger on this guy.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Not a murder hornet they are over an inch long. The have some here in Washington. Freakishly big.
    Also different coloring

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    yup, Cicada killers, I get em in the yard every year, they dig big holes in the ground by the bird bath ... wont even bother me when I mow ... cool critters to watch come and go ...
     
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    That's a big bee.
     
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    When they really go to town it looks like a skunk tearing up your yard.
     
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    I wonder if I had that going on in my yard? I thought it might be grubs.
     
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    my dad said he put on a shirt fresh off the line once and one was inside- got hammered by it, stung 3-4 times. Said he almost died.
    I've seen them a few times, they're huge.
     
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