Subject: Large flying bug in Puerto Vallarta
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
June 20, 2017 8:25 am
We are vacationing in Puerto Vallarta and woke up to a few large flying bugs on our balcony. My kids are very curious about what kind of bug this is. I have been unable to identify it on my own.
Can you help?
Signature: Callahan kids
Dear Callahan kids,
This is a Cicada, but we are not certain of the species. According to Word Reference, the Spanish word for Cicada is Cigarra or Chicharra. Jewelry and other decorative items from Mexico and Central America featuring the Cicada as a motif are not uncommon. Cicadas are some of the loudest insects in the world.
Thank you for the quick reply. That explains the loud noises we are hearing as well.