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BLC1
09-26-2012, 09:43 PM
Has anybody run across what looks like a big yellow jacket. They burrow in the ground and almost look like ant hills.

32vld
09-26-2012, 10:08 PM
Digger Bees.

Made there appearance about 6 years ago. When told what they were I was told they are not aggresive. Pour boiling water down the "ant hill" looking hole gets them to move on.

DirtRoad
09-27-2012, 07:29 AM
Cicada Killer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecius_speciosus

JLSLLC
09-27-2012, 07:49 AM
Something got me in my ankle early this season, it looked just as everyone's describing, not sure if it bit me or stung me, it was digging in the ground tho:laugh:

White Gardens
09-27-2012, 08:07 AM
Cicada Killer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecius_speciosus

That's my vote.

Really harmless to humans also.


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rlitman
09-27-2012, 09:47 AM
If it makes a big sandy hill, I'd say it is probably a cicada killer too.
Was it absolutely huge compared to a typical yellow jacket?