Whats this bug?
Found it outside on a flower. One of my folks thinks it could be some weird bee. Haven't seen anything like it.
- BenLv 57 months agoFavorite Answer
Specifically, that's actually a cicada shedding, not a live cicada.
The cicada nymph feeds and grows underground. When it is fully grown, it goes up to the surface, climbs a tall object, then hatches out of its skin as an adult cicada, which have wings, and flies off. That shed skin is then left behind.
- Emily JLv 77 months ago
Can't see the eyes (they would be red) but think it is a cicada. They are harmless and lots of animals and birds eat them.
- pattyLv 67 months ago
- 7 months ago
Yes, that's a cicada. Some people call it a "7 year / 14 year locust" even though it has nothing to do with locusts.
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- elhighLv 77 months ago
Pretty sure that's a cicada.