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Title: What was this bug?
Post by: Stevie on June 14, 2014, 07:11:09 pm
Found this massive bug body outside my front door this morning. The bug is the thing on the right, my thumb is on the left.

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Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: morticaixavier on June 14, 2014, 08:51:54 pm
Looks like a cicada to me.
Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: klickitat jim on June 14, 2014, 09:05:09 pm
Hard to tell what is bug and what is concrete.
Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: Stevie on June 14, 2014, 09:19:12 pm

Looks like a cicada to me.

Could be. Maybe from last year as they haven't risen yet this year.
Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: euge on June 14, 2014, 09:24:19 pm
Has it been stepped on? Cause it looks like a cicada head-wise but the body is indistinct.
Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: Jimmy K on June 14, 2014, 09:28:32 pm
Is a cicada that died halfway though molting into an adult. Probably an early riser.

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Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: euge on June 14, 2014, 11:11:54 pm
Off the top of my head don't cicadas have something like a 30 year larval cycle? That could be one old-ass insect...
Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: Stevie on June 15, 2014, 12:10:44 am

Is a cicada that died halfway though molting into an adult. Probably an early riser.

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Totally see what you are saying. The green bit is the body of the adult and everything above that is the old shell.
Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: Stevie on June 15, 2014, 12:12:23 am

Off the top of my head don't cicadas have something like a 30 year larval cycle? That could be one old-ass insect...

There are whole colonies of 17 year cicadas that emerge all at once. Last year was parts of the north east. Next year, Texas. It's going to get loud.
Title: Re: What was this bug?
Post by: Jimmy K on June 15, 2014, 08:37:16 pm
There are also annual cicadas.

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