Anyone know exactly what this thing is? Its some sort of large wasp but i dont know the species and have never seen one in the area before. I work in Frederick Maryland and this thing was dying on the roof. Im just curious if i now have to worry about being carried off by one of these giant things.
They're solitary gentle giants
What kind of fucked up meter is this. Which side are centimeters?
Always find it hilarious that most euros don't know how to convert inches to millimeters but 90% of Americans know how to convert millimeters to inches.
Probably the differences in the school systems.
Since this is a /wasp/ thread, how long should I wait before calling another exterminator? Had one come over on Sunday to do what he did to a yellow jacket hole in the wall outside and while I can see them dying there’s still a shitton of the fucks.
If you're in texas, that's a tarantula wasp. They're native. They hunt tarantulas and lay their eggs in them and bury them.
No, it looks nothing like any North American Pepsis species.Picrel is a tarantula hawk. The wasp OP found is a cicada killer. Also, he said he was in Maryland.
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I see these all the time in the summer they don't give a rat's ass about you
you Could SLAP them and they wouldn't sting you
i got stung by some dipshit wasps who built a nest inside the door of my shop
I retaliated by shooting their nest with 12g buckshot
Cicada killer. Native and not very aggressive
stop hating vespidae for no reason, if you are getting stung its on you for fucking with them and if you are just killing them because you see them you should head to a hardware store and get some rope, cowardly subhuman behavior
Asking what a dying insect is does not equal killing or hating it. You might be mildly retarded and illiterate friend.
>Literally sets up forts at all of my entrances and acts like I'm the one invading
Bro I'm literally just defending my territory.
Sovereign airspace, fuckhead. You or any of your fly-offshoot friends come near me I'll smash you harder than zeus did medusa.
Based, theres 2 huge wasp nests right in my garden next to my chair and they have never stung anyone, they dont react at all even if i get a foot awat from their nest. When i water the plants they fly down to get water
It's not a hornet.
Ding ding ding. If you found it dead it's probably a male who bred out. The female lays her eggs in a dead cicada she burys in her nest and the babies eat their way out. Common this time of year with the dog day cicadas out and pretty harmless unless you fuck with them.
Males might seem like they are dive-bombing or flying erratically but they are just searching for mates
Get a better tape measure poorfag.
cringest comment ive seen in a while
It's a hornet bro
Do they normally get that big? Ive never seen one that size before.
It's supposed to be a tropical asian bug but temperatures are getting warmer so better get used to them
Well thats awful. Whats next giant scorpions or something?
On a related note heres a video of the hornet in its death throes if anyone is interested
The reason you don't see them frequently is because cicadas hang out way up in trees, so these guys do too.
Yeah i saw that right after i posted the video. These things are neat i never knew they existed until i saw one a few days ago and i have lived in this are for 24 years.
Heres another shot of it. I flipped it over once it finished dying.