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.