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Offline Vince.kingsley

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New from Tampa and can?t identify this?
« on: July 23, 2019, 11:30:36 pm »
Hi,
Just joined and I am from Tampa, Fl.
Main reason I joined is I came across[ You are not allowed to view attachments ] the largest hornet I have even seen by my pool and when my kids asked what kind is it my response was let?s ask the experts.
Any ideas?

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Re: New from Tampa and can?t identify this?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 12:04:59 am »
Does it look like this?

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Re: New from Tampa and can?t identify this?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 12:05:11 am »
Looks like a cicada killer. Pretty big bees

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Re: New from Tampa and can?t identify this?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 12:07:59 am »
+1 on cicada killer.

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Re: New from Tampa and can?t identify this?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 12:08:17 am »
Yes it does look similar with a very long and scary stinger on the end.

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Re: New from Tampa and can?t identify this?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 12:32:30 am »
I used to see these all the time at the old Wake Forest campus in North Carolina. They would fly around us by the dozens and into their holes in the ground. I thought they were hornets and dangerous. But they were never aggressive. Not even a bit, as the cicada killer description on the internet article I read says. Nice to know.