Subject: Wtf is this?!?
Geographic location of the bug: New Orleans, LA
Time: 01:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this alien on my cactus pot. It looks like it has antenna coming from the top and is about 1 inch wide. I’ve never seen anything like it.
How you want your letter signed: Chris
This is the head of a Cicada, and we have several images in our archives of decapitated Cicada heads. Our best educated guess is that a bird or some other predator fed on the fatty body of the Cicada, and neglected to eat the hard and not especially nutritious head.