Cottage Garden: Digger Wasp

These lovely blue-black wasps were loving my thyme flowers yesterday!  At any given time there were six to ten wasps on the plant!  The Digger Wasp is sometimes called a Blue-Winged Wasp and I’ve even seen it called a “Cicada Killer.”

We have seen “Cicada Killers” in our yard many times and they are much larger than this insect–so, I’m not sure why some consider this the same insect?!?  The cicada killers we see are like huge, angry hornets jacked up on steroids.  🙂


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by kristin on August 22, 2010 at 8:51 am

    you’re right…that doesn’t look at all like the “cicada killer” we saw on the playground that day. this guy is almost pretty. the other one just looked evil!


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