Dog Days

Yesterday, I heard two cicadas whining at the northern end of the Promenade. These were my first of the year. Today I heard one in the back of the apartment, way back, beyond the Back 40 Inches. On a walk through the neighborhood, I spotted a couple of the huge cicada killer wasps (Sphecius speciosus) on Joralemon Street. The one above was perching on sunflower leaves. Quite unscientific, but this date is just a day before I noted my first cicadas last year. You can read more about cicadas and their killers (actually paralyzers; it’s the larvae who eat and kill the cicadas) here.

2 Responses to “Dog Days”


  1. 1 Myra Hope July 15, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Would love to forward photo I took Friday evening of female cicada drying her wings after emerging from her husk….a beauty


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