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Subject: Hey
Location: 1055 university ave bx,n.y
August 8, 2016 8:25 pm
Hi. My name is luz n i live at bronx.n.y.usa.
My cat caught this bug i heard it chirping like a grasshopper but its a big fly looking thing
Signature: Luz Rodriguez

Cicada dragged in by Cat

Cicada dragged in by Cat

Dear Luz,
Your cat dragged in an Annual Cicada.  The chirping noise you mentioned is typical of Cicadas, and some species of Cicada are considered the loudest insects on planet earth.  According to Live Science:  “The chirping and clicking noises of the male cicada are actually a species-specific mating call that can be heard by females up to a mile (1.6 kilometers) away.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Bronx, New York

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