Return of the Killer Wasp
Last Night we saw the Cicada Killer Wasp with a Cicada trying to get it Home. The last frame of the photostudy showed the pair had made it to the top of the tree. From there, the Killer made it over the roof with the Cicada to the backyard deck.
Tonight we begin our photostudy with the Killer attempting to get her prey down to the hole. All over the yard and creek are these tunnels made by these Killer Bees. Usually they fly their prey straight to the hole and in. Our Star Bee tonight had a bright idea:
She made her hole and tunnel under the deck out back. As she began the hunt, one by one should would fly the cicada over the roof, put it between the boards of the deck and down they both will go.
As we saw yesterday, this cicada was so fat that the bee had a hard time getting it up and over the roof! Well, guess what happen when she got it to her front door?????
This Bud is for You!
Hi Everybody! This is the front deck to my Cabin (next door to Kates). This is where we left off last Night with the Bee trying to get the fat cicada up and over the roof! We did witness liftoff.
I went through the Cabin to the back deck and recorded the 'Landing'. This is the photostudy for tonight:
Let The Class Begin:
Home Again, Home Again Jiggetty Jig.
(Take the Long Way Home)
Let's take this opportunity to look at the belly area of the Cicada.
The sting from the Female Killer Wasp to the Cicada has subdued it, but not killed it. Now she will lay her eggs on the body of the cicada before placing it in the hole leading to the underground tunnel. The cicada will remain alive in suspended state in the tunnel for ten days or so until the eggs hatch out. The baby killers will eat the body of the cicada, and when finished will hibernate underground in larval state until next July, when they will come out and begin there own hunt.
Unbelievable--How Unfair is Life? by: brendasue
This was not suppose to be difficult! by: brendasue
I am pushing as hard as I can! by: brendasue
Looking at me as though I somehow caused the problem! by: brendasue
This concludes our photostudy on the the Cicada Killer Wasp trying to get the Cicada into the hole. I encourage you to discover more about the Cicada at this link:
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Goodnight Moon and Goodnight to You All
(Be careful out there with the full moon approaching--you might feel like Howling At The Moon!)
......this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek
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