Cicada, Up Close & Personal
December 3, 2011
This is one ugly bug, but I LIKE the sound they make. This is a Cicada that I found sitting in the bed of an old pickup truck in Oklahoma.
According to Wikipedia: Cicadas are a part of the superfamily Cicadoidea, with large eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent, well-veined wings. There are about 2,500 species of cicada around the world, and many of them remain unclassified. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates where they are among the most widely recognized of all insects, mainly due to their large size and unique sound. Cicadas are often colloquially called locusts, although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are a kind of grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.
I like sitting out on the back patio of our house in the evenings and hearing the Cicada songs. Hope you enjoy this & that it's not too much of an 'ick' factor for you.
Take care my friends,