Cicada (Diceroprocta semicincta)

Order: Homoptera (ho-MOP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Cicadidae
Genus: Diceroprocta
Species: semicincta

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Buffalo, New York
Colden, New York
Westerly, Rhode Island
Pullman, Washington
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On Jul 26, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

These tree buzzing insects come out of the ground, after developing for a number of years, in July and August during the monsoon season here in Phoenix, AZ, USA.
After emerging from the ground they shed thier skeleton on the trunks of trees as they climb up.