I found this Cicada Exoskeleton underneath a Pine Burl while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I was surprised to find one that has lasted this long. The weather usually causes them to fall to the ground. When I was a kid living in Oklahoma I would take a Cicada Exoskeleton and fill it with… Read More »
How many of you enjoy the sound of the Cicadas in late summer? I know some people can’t stand the buzzing sound that these insects make. I like sitting on my deck and listening to them. It brings back great memories of my brothers and I catching them. Back then we called them locust and most people did… Read More »
I spotted a Cicada walking across my lawn so I went and picked it up and put it in a tree so that I could make a few photos of it. It never did try to fly and didn’t appear injured. I think this is a Dog-day Cicada (sometimes called the annual cicadas or locusts). They appear in… Read More »
I have checked the trees in my area for a couple of weeks hoping to find a Cicada that just came out of the ground and that had not shed its skin yet. This past weekend I finally got lucky and found one to photograph and video. The problem was that this one decided to arrive late in… Read More »
I spotted this Cicada on a blade of grass while on one of my hikes. I would guess that it was less than an inch long. I did a little research and I think it maybe called Beameria Venosa which is North America’s smallest cicada.