Photostory Friday: Big, Icky, Nasty Bug

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Ok, that’s not it’s technical name.  But trust me.  It was big.  And icky. And nasty, too.



This is an Eastern Cicada Killer.  Aaron found this in my backyard a couple of days ago.  I kind of freaked because the kids were playing very close to it and they were barefoot.

This is the first time I’ve ever even seen one of these and I don’t know if there’s more.  But I think I’ll enact a “no bare feet in the backyard” rule for the rest of the summer.  Emma won’t like it, that’s for sure.  She never keeps her shoes on for more than a minute or two.  But I’ll risk a tantrum, rather than have her step on one of these.


13 thoughts on “Photostory Friday: Big, Icky, Nasty Bug

  1. yeah those ones are really really big when you see them up close.
    I got stung in the foot (by a regular bee) when I was very young and newer went bare footed on grass for 15 years or so…

  2. EEK! I was thinking – before I read on – That’s big like a Cicada…
    But a huge wasp?! It is big, icky, nasty!!

    What a great picture. I take it you have a pretty good macro lens?

  3. Eww! I am so not a bug person and not only would that make me institute the shoe rule but it might make me institute the “mommy will watch you from inside the house” rule too. 🙂

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