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Dangerous to Cicadas
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Cicada killers are large wasps, about 2 inches in size, and get their name from killing cicadas. The adult female will go out and hunt for for a cicada, paralyze it with her stinger, carry the cicada back to her burrow, and lay her eggs under the left or right second leg of the cicada. The eggs then hatch and the larvae begin to eat the cicada while it is paralyzed. Although this sounds terrifying and they look intimidating, cicada killers are harmless to humans (unless you directly grab them).