Subject: Flourescent green bug
Geographic location of the bug: Central California
Time: 12:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this little gem about 1 ft deep. Looks like some kind of crustacean.
How you want your letter signed: Jwh
This is a Cicada nymph, and we have identified similar looking Cicada nymphs from the west coast in the past as being members of the genus Platypedia.