Friday, September 9, 2016

Camo Bug

The other day when we were building a new fence I heard a buzzing in the bushes.  I went to investigate and found a fantastic bug.  Look at that coloring!  Isn't nature amazing?
I'm guessing this is some sort of locust or cicada, although I've never seen one so beautifully colored.  The original camouflage! 

Readers - anyone know specifics on this bug?

17 comments:

Tom said...

Recently in was in South Eastern Ohio and saw extensive damage caused by 17 Year Cicada...what a mess! This little fellow is pretty neat looking.

Karen S. said...

It is a beautiful creature!

Out on the prairie said...

They have two plates on their underside to make their song

Caren Gittleman said...

I gotta say, I normally am not a fan of bugs, but that one IS pretty! Love the green color and you are right, that would perfectly blend into the grass. catchatwithcarenandcody

Ginny Hartzler said...

At first glance, Phil said it was a cicada. The bugged eyes would fit. But the ones I have seen have red eyes. He is beautiful, but I wouldn't want him ON me. Just very interesting to look at. I wonder if there are different kinds of cicada? This would be my thought. I bet the boys LOVED this!! Formaldehyde jars are in order!

PioneerPreppy said...

As I understand it there are thousands of variants tot he cicada with many regional ones that often don't emerge from the ground for 15 to 30 year cycles so we are constantly seeing new colored ones. We have an orange and black one around my neck of the woods that only comes out every 15 years.

Michelle said...

A Cicada, but in Appalachia speak known as a Jarfly. I found one just the other day. They are oddly beautiful.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow,,, it really is an amazing looking bug,,,,
and I think you are an amazing brave mom... to hold that bug!


love
tweedles

Lin said...

I like bugs. They are "creepy cool" as I always say.

I am not sure what kind of cicada...but that is a cicada. My frogs LOVE to eat them!

Robert Bennett said...

At a glance, it looks like some kind of Cicada...but I don't think I've ever seen one with that kind of coloring.

Harry Flashman said...

I bet he had a tiny rifle with a scope, but he ditched it when he saw he was going to be captured! Any sniper will do that, since snipers taken with their weapons tend to not make it back to the POW pen! ;-)

Sally said...

I never saw one like that, but have to say yes, pretty colors!

xoxo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's so awesome!

Linda said...

It's a superhero bug!

Annette said...

What amazing markings! Honestly, I thought you were holding up a fake bug. I don't know if we have anything like that here in Connecticut. My personal favorite, as far as bugs go, is the stick bug. They fascinate me too because of their "camouflage-like" ability.

Terra Heck said...

I can't say I know what kind of bug it is, but it's interesting.

alissa apel said...

Wow that is pretty! It looks like a colorful Cicada to me. I saw the most interesting bugs when I lived in Georgia.