Billions of cicadas will face the wrath of the cicada killer wasp

Cicadas will face the killer cicada wasp.

Billions of cicadas will face the wrath of the cicada killer wasp

Science Recorder | Alyssa Samson | Thursday, May 09, 2013

The 17-year cicada swarm is rapidly approaching, some people are hoping for a miracle—something, anything to eradicate the 30 billion cicadas festering underground for almost two decades. Why it may not be a miracle, it will certainly help: the cicada killer wasp. Sphecius specisus, or more commonly known as the cicada killer, may not only relieve the cicada population that is said to outnumber humans 600 to 1, but these killers will benefit the trees in which the cicadas prey upon, eliminating the threat of disease, say experts... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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