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Noun1.Sphecius - large solitary wasps: cicada killerSphecius - large solitary wasps: cicada killer
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Stizidae, Stizidae - cicada killers
cicada killer, Sphecius speciosis - large black or rust-colored wasp that preys on cicadas
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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).
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.