I hope you are sitting down, because this bug is going to freak out out.

Alright, if you are squeamish when it comes to bugs, this is going to be a real rough ride for you. I am a fan of a Facebook group called "Lapeer Discussion" group and sometimes people in the community post some things that just make your skin crawl that they happen to find in the area. Like this:

Jackie Backes via Facebook
Jackie Backes via Facebook

Yeah, gross, But, not to worry, this bug is not something that is going to take over the world unless you are a cicada. The above bug is a cicada killer, the largest wasp in Michigan. According to Howard Russell, Michigan State University Diagnostic Services, Department of Plant Pathology:

The wasps feed on flower nectar while the immature or larval stages feed on cicadas that are provided to them by the female wasp. Like other solitary wasps with no large colony to defend, cicada killers usually ignore people as they go about their business of digging holes and hunting for cicadas.

So, there you go. Don't freak out too much when you see this big 'ol wasp flying at you. Just know, they are not out to get you.

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