8.19.2005

Dog Days Indeed


This cicada was having a very bad day -- but at least the hornet was happy.

10 comments:

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Bloggy Jr. says: "Cool bug attacks! Hi."

Keith, RN said...

Hornets eat cicadas? You don't say! Swamp Things is more educational by the day!

Kentucky Brat said...

just exactly what IS going on here? It looks more like a private moment, then dinner for 1!

Watchmania said...

Hornets worry me.

Floridacracker said...

I watched a slender wasp toting a paralyzed green caterpillar into it's burrow the other day. Couldn't help feeling a little sorry for the caterpillar, something about being eaten alive while paralyzed just gives me the creeps.

SquirrleyMojo said...

hornets are insectavors? i thought they only pollenated the plants?

bad hornets! one stung a very sweet young boy i know this summer--got wrapped in his sock. the boy's brother was sad that i threw away the sock b/c he loves all living things . . .

swamp4me said...

SQMojo, just about all wasps eat insects and/or spiders. Some species, like yellow-jackets, will even go after cooked food. I have seen them busily nibbling away on picnickers hamburgers (as well as on the watermelon and whatever else struck their fancies).

I imagine I would fight back if some big giant stepped on me, so don't be too hard on the hornet. It was only trying to protect itself.

SquirrleyMojo said...

you don't think they have angry/mean/agressive dispositions?

SquirrleyMojo said...

aggressive-- i mean

SquirrleyMojo said...

or am i grafting my personality onto them? LoL.