Stinging insects

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  1. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    @Nock . What are these? Yellow ones 3/4-1" long. Black/white one a bit smaller. Yellow ones chase the hummingbirds off.
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  2. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

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    Yellow looks like a European Hornet. Black & white maybe a cicada killer???
     
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  3. bgkyarcher

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    Cicada killers are yellow/black, like the top picture.
     
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  4. Tankt

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    Never heard of cicada killer
     
  5. ancienthunter

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    Yellow one is a European hornet, the other is a bald-face hornet.
     
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  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    They are huge. Burrow in the ground. Thankfully, they aren't aggressive.
     
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  7. Mt Pokt

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    Definitely Murder Hornets...
     
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  8. Nock

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    Spot on.
     
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  9. Meatstick

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    Kill em all, cept Nock's honey hoarders
     
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  10. KY_Fried

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    Back when we actually had ash trees in our yard those things would be all over them stripping pieces of bark off the younger limbs, I guess they used it to make their nest with. They weren't aggresive at all but my son stepped on one once and it looked like a hella painful sting.
     
  11. RLWEBB

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    My mom and dad’s yard is full of them. You see them packing cicadas down into holes.
     
  12. Drahts

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    Hence why they have the nickname Cicada killers. I've watched em take em out of the sky, crash with em to the ground and then drag em to their hole! Really interesting creature to watch. I have never seen one aggressive with a person, but I've never stepped on one either, I'm sure they could put a whopper of a sting on ya.
     
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  13. 120+

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    We always called them sand hornets. Never seen more than one at a time but they are aggravating.
     
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  14. RLWEBB

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    Always heard “sand hornets” as well.
     

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