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May 4, 2020 11:59 AM CST

We have a lot of wasps and yellow jackets down south, but I've never seen one this huge! It was easily 1" or larger. Can anyone identify this?
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May 4, 2020 1:00 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
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I saw an article on Google news about some new wasp/hornet hear in the US. Yours could possibly be one.
I can't see yours in pic very well.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
May 4, 2020 2:51 PM CST
Name: Karen
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That is true, Philip. It is a very dangerous one that kills honeybees and people. It is roughly 2 inches long.
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May 5, 2020 10:53 AM CST

I've been looking at dozens of images, but I have yet to find a match.
May 5, 2020 2:16 PM CST
Name: Christine
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I think that is a Western Cicada Killer. It is a large wasp that, as the name indicates, preys on cicadas. I remember the first time I saw one because it was very intimidating, buzzing very loudly and very fast close to the ground.

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