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He was on a beam on my front porch, I don't know what is covering him..
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!
What a beauty! I assume this is still a nymph as I don't see any wings?
They are definitely an indicator of summer, and they're pretty much my favorite sound of summer.
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!
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.
So this isn't in the kadydid (?) family? I don't know why I thought that!
They emerge from the ground to perform their final molt into adulthood, so this is probably just soil.
Spotted on May 15, 2011 Submitted on Mar 3, 2012