Dogday cicada

6503.  The kids found it while sorting laundry brought in from outside. We are also in process of moving so we have a lot of boxes around and we are shifting things a lot. The kids hit it with a fly swatter, but it wasn’t very active (daytime). What is it? Do I need to be worried? Greenfield Park, QC. Canada

Number 6503.  No need to worry, this is an annual/dogday cicada (Hymenoptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) in the genus Neotibicen; Click here for more detailed information.

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  1. Tanya says:

    I have certainly heard them, but never saw one before. I’m happy to know they are nothing to worry about, especially considering their size!!

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