Isn't he creepy looking?
He's a Cicada, an insect of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha and in the superfamily Cicadoidea. Wow. That's a mouthful for such a little guy.
There are about 2,500 species of Cicadas around the world and they like more tropical climates. Like Texas!
They are the biggest noisemakers -- and they sure get the most bang for their little body buck. Who knew something so small could be so loud and annoying?
And worst of all, after I took his picture to make him famous, he didn't even reciprocate by pulling weeds or pruning or sweeping up anything. Some bugs!