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Cicada

Diceroprocta olympusa

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YvonneGilmore
YvonneGilmore 9 years ago

Here's some interesting reading if you are interested

http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/projec...

YvonneGilmore
YvonneGilmore 9 years ago

That is a cicada. They are often miscalled locusts. They can be very loud in the summer evenings, and you can often find their skins on trees, or any wooden surface where they shed.

I can also say it's a little disturbing if they mistake you for a tree. I remember holding one when I was 10 and having a little needle like structure pierce my finger. It didn't hurt nearly as bad as a bee or wasp sting however. Was mostly just surprising since these guys don't tend to bite.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada

YvonneGilmore
YvonneGilmore 9 years ago

That is a cicada. They are often miscalled locusts. They can be very loud in the summer evenings, and you can often find their skins on trees, or any wooden surface where they shed.

I can also say it's a little disturbing if they mistake you for a tree. I remember holding one when I was 10 and having a little needle like structure pierce my finger. It didn't hurt nearly as bad as a bee or wasp sting however. Was mostly just surprising since these guys don't tend to bite.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

It looks like some type of Tree Hopper.

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Spotted on Aug 29, 2010
Submitted on Dec 18, 2011

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