Subject: Bug Question
Location: Columbus, OH
August 6, 2012 12:56 pm
I’ve been scouring the ’Net trying to identify this bug, which looks to me to be a type of beetle, but isn’t showing up on any searches.
It was late at night and he was crawling aimlessly around for hours in the same area just outside our house.
It’s summer, and this was a particularly humid night. He was cream-colored on his back with a distinctive dark brown mask-like pattern on his back.
This is the nymph of a Cicada. It has been living underground for several years. It has just made its way to the surface in preparation for its metamorphosis into a winged adult Cicada.