What is this?
Location:  Winston-Salem, NC
August 2, 2010 6:13 pm
Found this bug on my house and just wanted to know what it is?


Hi David,
Now that the dog days of summer have arrived, we expect to be getting numerous requests to identify the Annual Cicadas in the genus
Tibicen, which are sometimes called Dog Day Harvestflies because of their resemblance to flies (though much larger) and their appearance toward the end of summer.  You may also hear the din the males create as they call to mates from the tree tops, sounding like a chainsaw.  We can hear our own Southern California Cicadas in the trees right now, though they are nowhere near as loud as the eastern species.

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