Dog-day/annual cicada

6592.  Winged insect – 1-11/2″ long on top of a June Bug……in the morning the shell of the June bug was left completely dessicated. Kingston, Ontario. Canada


Number 6592. The winged insect is a dog-day/annual cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) that has emerged from its nymphal ‘shell’ (exoskeleton; what you called a June bug). They are called annual cicadas because some emerge every year, and dog-day because their peak emergence usually in late summer (the dog-days).

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  1. Jill Edey says:

    Many thanks for the prompt identification of dog-day-annual-cicada. I’ve never seen this very odd complex looking insect prior to this year, and it’s nice to have a name associated with this most curious ‘coupling’ on the concrete pillar of my home. I feel badly for the poor June beetle.
    Best, love this service.

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