Have You Wondered About This?

I have seen empty chrisalis in my back yard for many years and wondered what insect left them behind. This year I got a shot of the chrisalis and insect. It’s a Cicada.

From Cicada Mania:

Cicadas are insects, best known for the sounds made by most, but not all, male cicadas. They make this sound by flexing their tymbals, which are drum-like organs found in their abdomens. Small muscles rapidly pull the tymbals in and out of shape — like a child's click-toy. The sound is intensified by the cicada's mostly hollow abdomen. Female cicadas can also make a sound by flicking their wings, but it isn't the same as the song cicadas are known for.

Posted on August 30, 2014 .