dog-day cicadas or harvestflies

5745  Hello I’m Leo. I found this while sweeping outside my work, and I’ve never seen anything like it. It was HUGE (About the size of a Bic lighter) and wouldn’t fly when nudged. I’m in South Carolina, USA.   Thank you!

This is a cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae); it appears to be in the genus Neotibicen. Cicadas in this genus (formerly placed in the genus Tibicen) often are called dog-day cicadas or harvestflies as they emerge from underground late in summer unlike their periodical (13- and 17-year cicadas) cousins. See for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.