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Rural Gardening: Help with this bug

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Jacksonville, FL

July 25, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9218028

Can any one identify this bug? I live in North Florida and I've never seen anything like this in my whole life of 3 score years. Thanks!

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Richmond, TX

July 25, 2012
9:49 AM

Post #9218098

Looks kind of like a cicada to me.
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2012
12:15 PM

Post #9218268

I also vote cicada.
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2012
7:29 PM

Post #9218828

It looks like a cicada when it first comes out of the ground. It will leave this shell behind and become a large winged green fly looking critter. They are harmless and buzz loudly in the heat of summer. You may find these shells attached to pots, posts, walls, etc as they climb till they can bust out of the shell.

The first photo is two shells after the Cicadas have flown.

The second photo is one of the Cicada.

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Gentry, AR

August 2, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9227518

yes a cicada also known "at least at my house as" cat toy :)
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2012
8:22 PM

Post #9268556

My pet possum, Pemon, loves to eat them.
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2012
8:48 PM

Post #9268581

I have a pair of kitties that love to torture them. The buzzing noise is deafening.
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9268817

We don't have a lot of them this year. Guess it's not a 7th year.
Fort Garland, CO
(Zone 4b)

September 16, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9277210

Yes it's a cicada. Our part of southern Colorado had a bumper 'crop' of them this year.

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