Tuesday, September 02, 2008

That there bug......

is a cicada.


This here is the dried up shell of a cicada that done did evacuate and crawl up a tree and commence to screachin' at all hours of the day and night. Uh-huh.



And this here, is the cicada.  And depending on which part of the Younited States of Amirrica you rest your little head, you might call it a locust or as Ramone says, "That's a Kaddydid".

19 comments:

E said...

I hate to contradict cute little Ramone, but this is a katydid http://tinyurl.com/5kkgv2

Around these here parts the cicadas are more dark brown/army green camo colored.

Dinah said...

Yep, we have these by the dozens on the trees at my house. I did see, during the Olympics, that these are one of the tasty snacks lined up and fried on a stick that they were selling to eat. yummmmmmm...

Dinah, IN

Heather said...

I used to collect those pretty little things and attach them to my sisters shirts very stealth like. Then later when they finally noticed it they would scream, spazz, and completely freak out. Then I re-collect and repeat... what great summer fun.

Anonymous said...

shivers....ewe....faints


ok, wakes up....shhhh...don't tell my mom, once when my brother was little, like 3 and i was um 5, I made him eat one....great big sis i was

shivers and faints again....

a bite of country cupcakes said...

Oh Good Lord!

amy said...

Thank goodness those aren't native to my area. Creeepppyyyy!
We just have the occasional wolf spider........

Linda Stamps said...

*shudder* Thanks for clearing that up.

Living on the Spit said...

I grew up calling them katydids. My grandfather,poppa paid me a nickel a piece to pick them up in the yard.

abrah said...

Did anyone see the movie The Dark Crystal? There are some critters in there that remind me of the husk... the actual katydid/cicada isn't so bad looking though...

Rhea said...

We call them cicadas here in Texas. I kind of like their noise...unless it gets super loud and freaky.

But, their exoskeletons that stick to everything (as you know) are kind of cool to decorate your clothes with. My sister used to do that. I'm the little girl that probably screamed every time she did it. But, now that I'm older and the mother of boys, it's cool.

Sandra D said...

There are dozens of these little shells attached to the tree in front of my house. And as long as they stay outside, i am good with that. They are noisy little boogers...well the shells aren't noisy but you knew what I meant.

Mama Dawg said...

When I was little, we used to crawl under the deck to get them off the pilings. We'd then put them on the back of unsuspecting people's shirt and/or shorts and wait for them to freak out.

1215656559s20768 said...

Growing up out West, we called them locusts. They would cover the trees, and my sister and I would catch them and put them into a little toy picnic basket we had. We'd fill it right up. The next morning (they died during the night), we'd dump out the dead little corpses and start all over again. Seems like I remember some kind of liquid coming out from them when we caught them and we would always say that they were peeing on us. The trick was to let our hands hover over their bodies all sneaky like, then quickly grab them by the wings, open the picnic basket, and put them in without any of the others escaping. We were MASTER locust catchers.

Catching locusts provided us with HOURS of fun, sisterly bonding. We couldn't wait for locust season.

Shelley said...

You're kind of grossing me out here. Are you sure you can't just post more pictures of you w/your finger in the chicken's butt next to directions of how to make pie?

Jennie said...

We too call them katydids or junebugs. My kids love to find the shells as a matter of fact, when they were out of school I would send them outside to collect as many as possible (for a little quiet time for Mommy). My son also caught live ones, threw them in the chicken coop and was tickled to watch the chickens fight over the big juicy treat. Gross, I know, but he's a 7 year old boy, whaddaya gonna do?

thislittlepiggy said...

Um... Katydids and cicadas are not the same. That, however, is a cicada shell. Katydids are a lot prettier than cicadas, but I don't like they way they sound either! ;o)

Karen Deborah said...

Those look nassssty. want to enter a contest and win a good book?

Amy said...

Ewwww! I've got the willies now! Luckily we don't have those around here - my kids would have a great time making me scream till I faint. Or pee in my pants. I really enjoy your blog, even with the um, really creepy bug thingies!

jaclynbailey said...

EWW EWW EWW. That is all.