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Cicadas, dog day cicada, dog day harvest fly

Tibicen canicularis

Description:

Cicadas have prominent eyes set wide apart, short antennae, and membranous front wings. They have an exceptionally loud song, produced not by stridulation, but by vibrating drumlike tymbals rapidly.

Habitat:

typically live in trees, feeding on sap, and laying their eggs in a slit in the bark. extant species occur all around the world in temperate to tropical climates.

Notes:

Most cicadas are cryptic, singing at night to avoid predators.

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AnnaleeHodges
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AnnaleeHodges

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 2016
Submitted on Aug 15, 2016

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