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Cicada from Chicopee, MA

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Cicada from Chicopee, MA

Saw this little guy when I left for work and he was still around when I got home.I don't like the looks of these, pretty scary, but I found your site and thought that I should learn something about them.

Date Posted: 2008-08-19 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-19 | Website:

Hi Darlene
Thanks for the very cool photo. It is indeed a cicadas and it looks to be the common species here in Massachusetts known as Tibicen canicularis. Judging by the shape of the abdomen, this one is a female.

While they may seem scary, cicadas are quite harmless and do not bite or sting. You can actually pick them up without fear.

I am amazed that it hung around your window screen for so long. I suspect it is probably dying or perhaps the temperature was cool out there in Chicopee today.

Posted By: Darlene | On: 2010-12-19 | Website:

When I saw the same cicada this morning I realized it must be dying. The temp was in the 40's. Thanks for the info, I'm now not as afraid of this strange looking bug.

Chicopee, Ma

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