Posts Tagged ‘cicada’

Fan Sound – Cicada Call

Q: This week I heard a sound coming from the woods that sounds like a fan running with a bearing that needs oil. It is loud enough that you can hear it from several hundred yards. Any ideas? A: I’m...

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Cicada Sounds

Q:   What insect makes a loud, high-pitched, screeching sound? The body is 1.75  inches long; wings are 2.5 inches wide. It looks like a giant fly. A: I’m sure you’re hearing and seeing a cicada. There are several species...

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Cicada Killer Wasp

The cicada killer wasp  is about 1 1/2 inches long and has yellow markings on its body. The sound as it flies is deeper than most insects; some say it’s a B-52 bomber-type sound. The wasp digs burrows in the...

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Cicada

When a new baby was introduced into my rural Georgia community, my mother would be one of the first visitors. “That’s such a beautiful child!” she’d coo. “It would be a shame if they didn’t have an encyclopedia for their...

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Cicada – Emerging from Shell

You’ve probably seen their shells stuck to pine tree bark…..and wondered if small aliens had landed! The brown things are the exoskeletons of dog-day cicadas, also called “July flies”. They take from two to five years to complete their metamorphosis....

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Dog – Eats Cicada Skin

Here’s an odd note from a dedicated gardener and animal lover: “Not only are the discarded skins of cicadas a delight to birds, our female Jack Russell, Lollie, goes from pine tree to pine tree in search of them. “She...

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Oak – Cicada damage

Q: I was in North Georgia last weekend and noticed there are many huge oaks with dying leaves at the tips of the branches. I hope this is not some new blight affecting these beautiful trees. Do you have any...

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Cicada and Katydid – Identification by Sound

Q: Some of my friends say the loud chorus of chirping sounds at night is tree frogs and others say it is cicadas. Do you know? A: I think you were hearing annual cicadas and katydids singing in the treetops.....

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Cicada – Skins on Tree

Q: My wife and I found some empty shells of what we thought was some sort of beetle. Our first thought was that they were pine beetles from hell. We looked on the Web and now believe them to be...

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