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One of these flew into the house this morning, it made me jump I can tell you!      :shock1:

 

Wingspan about 4" and about 4" long when it fluttered its wings it was bright red by the body on both sides. I released it onto some grass where it seemed happy before flying off.

 

Anyone know what it is?

 

Regards,

 

Joe

 

PS: This is NOT a picture of ME with said insect....555

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Gonna need a bigger zapper !!!

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It's a Cicada ,get a few together and they sound like someone using

chainsaw.

regards worgeordie

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I had one a few weeks ago on my pond wall.

 

this one was dead, hence the close ups.

i can only imagine it flew straight into a timber post and knocked itself out as there were no signs of an attack from something bigger

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Posted (edited)

looks a Cicada

 

 

the second one looks a type of locust

 

 

EDIT:

is this it?

Image result for Cicada a Cicada

 

 

now, to test your memory -  have you recently heard a high frequency screech coming from the trees?

(It might not be Tinitus after all)

 

they're much louder in the flesh than in some Youtube

 

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3 hours ago, worgeordie said:

It's a Cicada ,get a few together and they sound like someone using

chainsaw.

regards worgeordie

We get those often. Especially just after a heavy rain stops. Dozens of them and yes it sounds like a chainsaw.

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Did you know that cicadas spend a lot of their life under ground. Depending on species between 2 to 17 years!

 

We use to get swarms of them back in NZ in the summer months. Pretty harmless but a bit noisy.... they shed their exoskeleton  which you can find still clinging to trees.

 

One weird bug!

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I often try clicking my fingers under a tree with a cicada in it, but no success so far...lol

 

 

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The first time I drove down to the south of France, I left the motorway and joined a minor road. It was blistering hot and I wound down the window only to be met by the sound of what I thought was a puncture in one of my tyres. Got out and realised that it was the sound of the Cicadas...

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