Sunday, August 17, 2014

Eastern 'Cicada Killer' with cicada

As I was walking on Canon City Riverwalk today I heard a cicada fly right behind me. When i turned I saw that the cicada was in the grasp of this Cicada Killer on the ground just a few feet away. The Cicada Killer started dragging it away.
I surprised at how fast the Cicada Killer moved especially since it was carrying the cicada beneath it. This short video clip shows that:
It moved quite fast for ~75 ft to a tree then climbed the tree with the cicada in it's grasp. Lost sight of them -~25 ft above the ground.