dog-day cicada

dog-day cicada

6140  Hello I’m hoping to identify this insect that was on our dock by the lake in Renfrew, ON. Taken late August. It was as large as the top of my thumb.

This is a cicada, specifically one of the so-called dog-day cicadas in the genus Neotibicen – see http://tinyurl.com/y8ngs5m9 for an image. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.