Subject: What is this ???
Location: Stratford Ontario
August 15, 2014 5:32 am
I was pulling weeds and this fell out of my tree
Signature: John grieve
This is a Cicada in the genus Tibicen, and we would wager that even though you did not recognize it, you are familiar with the loud buzzing sound they produce from the tops of the trees in the latter half of the summer. These Cicadas are sometimes called Dog Day Harvestflies, though they are Hemipterans, not true flies. We are curious what damaged this individuals wings. Perhaps a predatory bird.