Dog-day Cicada

(Neotibicen canicularis)
Indiana, USA – August 2019

Every year during the hottest days of the year, also called dog days, these cicadas are active. Usually they are not seen, but they are unmistakable. In large numbers they sit well camouflaged in trees and bushes and give their sometimes deafening concert.

One morning this specimen apparently sat a little cool in the dewy grass of our garden. This was the opportunity for a little photo session, which it endured almost motionless. After a while the cicada was reached by the sun’s rays and brought to operating temperature. It declared the session over, and buzzed up and away.

Dog-day Cicada
Dog-day Cicada
Dog-day Cicada
Dog-day Cicada