The relation of the size of the prey of Sphecius
speciosus to the size and sex of the adult wasp (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).
Effects of Size and Flight Performance on Intermale Mate Competition in the Cicada Killer, Sphecius
speciosus Drury (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).
Differential prey selection for the sex of offspring in the cicada killer Sphecius
spheciosus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).
Neighbor recognition and context-dependent aggression in a solitary wasp, Sphecius
speciosus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).
Fox, 1893 7 CN(7) Sphecius
convallis Patton, 1879 1 EB(1) Sphecius
grandis Say, 1823 1 TU(1) Sphecius
speciosus Drury, 1773 1 LP(1) Stenogorytes notabilis Handlirsch, 1888 4 LC(3), OC(1) Tachysphex sp.
152-209 Hz in Sphecius
speciosus Drury wasps (Coelho 1998); 2,000 Hz in five reduviid species (Schilman et al.
DNA fingerprintings, kin recognition, nepotism, relatedness, society, Sphecius speciosus.
Sphecius females provision underground nests with paralyzed cicadas upon which they lay their eggs (Dow, 1942; Dambach and Good, 1943; Evans, 1966; Pfennig and Reeve, 1989).
Eastern cicada killers, Sphecius speciosus Drury, are mass-provisioning wasps found in all but 2 states (Vermont and Maine) of the USA east of the continental divide (Holliday & Coelho 2006) .
Though these results differ from those reported in other studies of Sphecius, size-specific provisioning has been observed in other mass-provisioning, Crabronid wasps such as the digger wasps Cerceris arenaria L.
Eastern cicada killers, Sphecius
speciosus Drury, are large, colonial, mass-provisioning wasps.