Story: Cicadas

Wasp attacking a cicada (2nd of 2)

Wasp attacking a cicada

Adult cicadas provide a juicy meal for birds and other predators such as wasps. This vespulid wasp is pulling a cicada apart to take away as food.

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John Marris, 'Cicadas - Life cycle and enemies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11014/wasp-attacking-a-cicada (accessed 21 January 2020)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007