We are having hot days this week which seems to have encouraged cicades to come up.  Their songs are loud.

Cicada belong to a group of insects called Hemiptera (= half wing).  The forewings of the cicada, however, are not half hardened as in some species such as shield bugs, a hemipteran.  Its mesonotum does retain traces of the hardened forewings.  It feeds on sap with proboscis which is a modified version of mandibles and maxillae, which distinguishes hemipterans.


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