Photos on Scissor Grinder Cicada (Tibicen auletes) that emerged on 7/11/2009. It had transformed into the dark form by a day later- 7/12/2009.
A few quick facts about Cicadas from Wikipedia:
- The name Cicada is latin for "buzzer"
- Many people around the world eat cicadas- with the female cicadas being the most valued because they are "meatier".
- There are more than 2,500 species of cicadas in the world.
- Cicadas do their loudest "singing" during the hottest part of the day.
- Some cicadas can produce sounds up to 120db and are one of the loudest insects