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Cicada

Cicadidae

Description:

He was on a beam on my front porch, I don't know what is covering him..

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7 Comments

JamieDorton
JamieDorton 8 years ago

Wow, Ive never seen them still in this form. Only adults & disgarded "shells". I used to klimb trees & catch them when I was a kid. Nice spotting!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

What a beauty! I assume this is still a nymph as I don't see any wings?

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

They are definitely an indicator of summer, and they're pretty much my favorite sound of summer.

LisaFP
LisaFP 8 years ago

When I hear them I know we are in the heat of summer, as a kid I associate that sound with the smell of a swimming pool and hot pavement!

Apple
Apple 8 years ago

Great creatures, very important to the ecosystem. They have a great musical sound they make....in some cases a bunch of them can be so loud they are often mistaken for tree frogs.

LisaFP
LisaFP 8 years ago

So this isn't in the kadydid (?) family? I don't know why I thought that!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

They emerge from the ground to perform their final molt into adulthood, so this is probably just soil.

LisaFP
Spotted by
LisaFP

Texas, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2011
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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