Subject: Fairy Cicada
Location: Austin, Texas (June 21, 2017)
June 22, 2017 7:11 am
So, fairies have cicadas too?
As a lifelong Cicada lover, this is the tiniest shell I have seen. I thought it was a bee!
Signature: Joy always~ Quay
While we cannot state conclusively that the exuvia you discovered belongs to a member of the genus Cicadetta, the Small Grass Cicadas, there is a strong possibility that it does. According to BugGuide: “These are small delicate cicadas often mistaken for ‘Tree/Leaf Hoppers’. All members are less than an inch in length incl. wings. They are variable in color from bright lime green to tan to boldly patterned with browns and/or greens.” According to BugGuide, Cicadetta texana is found from “TX to Gulf Coast” but there are no images.