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This is a Dog Day Cicada; Tibicen canicularis to be exact.
Thanks for the info
That's right! It's a cicada. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CicadaThese guys make the loudest noises when they're happy in the warm sun - not to be confused with crickets!
Spotted on Aug 11, 2012 Submitted on Aug 11, 2012