Subject: Big fly looking insect
Geographic location of the bug: North america
Time: 06:02 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi! I’ve seen this type of bug before but usually they lay on the sidewalk. I live in chicago illinois but I’m curious as to find what kind of bug it is and info on it.
Thank you :]
How you want your letter signed: Sincerely, Marlene
These are mating Annual Cicadas. You list the location of the sighting as North America, and then you state you live in Chicago, but it is unclear if the image was taken in Chicago. Because of the white spots that are so prominent on these Cicadas, we believe that based on BugGuide images, they are Scissor Grinders.