Cicada from Grand Cayman Island

Subject: Bug from Cayman Islands
Location: Grand Cayman Island
November 27, 2016 1:41 pm
Hi there, I wondered if you might be able to identify this bug for me please? It flew onto the branch in the picture like a huge flying truck! It was slow and laboured and was about 1 ½ inches long. It was spotted in the Queen Elizabeth ll nature park on Grand Cayman Island on a recent trip. It was early November and the weather was clear and sunny.
I would love to be able to identify it but don’t know where to start! Google has thrown up nothing! I took the picture myself by the way when I was looking for birds.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Signature: Linda Martin


Dear Linda,
This is a Cicada, and based on the image posted to CaymANNature, we believe it may be the endemic species
Diceroprocta cleavesi.

Thank you so much Daniel.  We don’t see cicadas here in the UK!
Kind regards

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