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Sphecius speciosus (Cicada Killer) is a species of Hymenoptera in the family crabronid wasps. They are native to The Nearctic and the Palearctic. They visit flowers of Ruth's milkweed, Spindle, wild parsnip, and swamp milkweed. They are solitary, diurnal carnivores. Individuals can grow to 50 mm. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on flight to move around.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of cicada killer. View this species on GBIF