Subject:  Please help identify
Geographic location of the bug:  Cleveland, OH
Date: 08/08/2018
Time: 02:44 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Walked across my patio on a hot August day. Thought it was a small crayfish from pond behind my house. Pretty sure it’s a big though
How you want your letter signed:  Greg M

Annual Cicada Nymph

Dear Greg M,
This is an Annual Cicada Nymph.  It has been living underground for several years feeding from plant roots.  Now that it has neared maturity, it has used its front legs to dig to the surface where it will molt and end its life as a winged adult Annual Cicada or Dog Day Harvestfly, one of the loudest of the summer insects.  It might become prey to a Cicada Killer.

You are awesome! Thank you very much.
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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