What kind of bee/insect is this?

Old 08-27-21, 08:19 AM
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What kind of bee/insect is this?

Any idea what this is? It was a bit bigger than a quarter and was laying on my driveway yesterday.

Old 08-27-21, 10:27 AM
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A hornet or a cicada killer maybe?
Old 08-28-21, 05:35 AM
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I think it's a cicada killer. They are basically harmless in that they are so passive it's hard to get stung by them. They do intimidate people because they are large and fly slowly near the ground.

They make holes in the lawns, especially sandy soils, to lay eggs in. They catch cicadas as a future food supply for the larvae.

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