Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cicada My Son Found

While working in the garden moving mulch my thirteen year old saw this and called me over exictedly. I believe it is a cicada.





Photos taken 6/13/11 by ChristineMM.

2 comments:

doghead said...

it's actually a beetle. :)
that shell is from when it was a larvae. like these ones:
http://outernode.pir.sa.gov.au/forestry/publications_index/forest_health_information/factSheets/cockchafer_beetles
hope you guys buried the little guy again. :P

ChristineMM said...

Oh! Thanks for the correction. I am glad to know.

Yes after moving the mulch around we carefully buried it again at about the same depth. We wanted it to live!