Saturday, May 26, 2012


 We saw this cicada at a mailbox at the neighborhood.

Here's  some info from Wikipedia about the cicada.

A cicada (/sɪˈkeɪdə/ or /sɪˈkɑːdə/) is an insect of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha (which was formerly included in the now invalid order Homoptera), in 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,[1] although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are a kind of grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.

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  1. These little critters are sure noisy in our backyard. We have them here and it is cute though when they finally have a new shell and all that's left is an empty one. My little man loves to pick em. :) One very interesting creature.

  2. wow, such an interesting little friend beautifully captured! :-)

  3. we have the every-year kind here. i think they're so neat! big googly eyes and leaving hard, crunchy ectoskeletons everywhere. :)

  4. what a cute insect that is Sis :-) great shots :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters

  5. Great shot! I love the little shells they leave behind. We have both the every year variety and the others. It was just last year that they emerged and made a huge racket for weeks!

  6. Wow, totally fascinating that you have caught it coming out of its shell. Well done!

  7. Perfect timing for that shot! Great capture.

  8. They might not be so beautiful - but their music is!

  9. What a nice shot! we dont have this type of critters in Sweden.
    So I have to wait until I will come to USA !

  10. Replies
    1. What a special critter, great shots! They can be so noisy, so good to have them outside, not inside.

  11. The photograph is terrific but I don't think I would go so far as to say they are cute. I find them rather creepy but, then, I don't like insects very much...ladybugs, perhaps.

  12. colorful creature :-) Dropping by from Color Connection

  13. Great capture of this interesting insect. I'm familiar with its sound but it's my first time to see it. Thanks to you :)

    Thanks for your visit, Rose...have a great week ahead!

  14. Handsome guy :-) Don't think we have them here :-)
    :-) X X X

  15. I nearly snapped a photo of one here.
    But I was a titch too slow.
    Thanks for sharing yours!
    Greetings from Cottage Country!


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