Cicada from Canada

Subject: What type. Of bug is this
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 25, 2013 11:41 am
I don’t recall ever seeing this before. It’s about 1.5 in (2” including wings
Signature: Donna

Annual Cicada
Annual Cicada

Hi Donna,
Annual Cicadas in the genus
Tibicen like your individual are often mistaken for large flies.  Annual Cicadas are sometimes called Dog Day Harvestflies.  They make a loud sound like a buzz saw that can be heard in the trees in mid to late summer.

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  1. I am from the manitoulin and we have had cicada,s for year,s. They were kind of an alarm clock for the summer is coming to a close. This was by the buzzing noise they mad on a hot day.


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