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Cicada in my garden

Post  unit649 on 7/26/2013, 11:49 am

I think this is an annual cicada, because of the green eyes.  I am guessing this is a bad pest but I just hate to kill it.
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Post  grownsunshine on 7/26/2013, 1:47 pm

Wow! It looks amazing! I love the see thru wings...like something you'd see in Costa Rica.

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Post  llama momma on 7/26/2013, 2:41 pm

Funny you mention cicadas.  This was the first morning of this year I heard three of them screeching-communicating to each other (I suppose).  Last year I poked one with a stick to get it out of the garden and it couldn't seem to find its way out of the critter cage, they sound even worse when they're mad and frustrated.

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Post  camprn on 7/26/2013, 2:57 pm

Don't kill it. They eat trees.
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/homoptera/cicadas/cicada.html#a

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Post  unit649 on 7/26/2013, 8:16 pm

growsunshine, it is pretty amazing. It just sat on the shepherds pole in my garden like it was posing for me.Smile 

llama mama, it was the first one that I had seen or heard this summer also. I saw it vibrating when I first saw it, and heard others in my neighbors yard.

camprn, thanks for the link. I am glad that I did not kill it. When I went back out it was gone.

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Post  grownsunshine on 7/27/2013, 3:23 pm

@unit649 wrote:growsunshine, it is pretty amazing.  It just sat on the shepherds pole in my garden like it was posing for me.Smile 

It was posing for you. What a model!

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