Friday, July 22, 2011

Cicada Killer Wasps are back

Cicada Killer Wasps have made their way back to Glen Echo over the last week.  The Wasp is pictured above.
They normally are harmless to humans but if they are aggravated they can sting.  There is not a great deal we can do about these creatures but we do spray their burrows which they dig into our banks and or bunkers. We have seen them in areas such as the back right of #3 green, back right of #2 green, back of #17 green and other areas of the rough.  They usually are here until September.  Interesting note in the article that the adult killers usually use nectar as their food source, the dead cicadas are brought back to the hole(den) for the immature youths that are waiting for a meal.

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