Thursday, September 25, 2008

eeeewwwwwwwwww...

When I was wishing for some help in the garden yesterday, this wasn't exactly what I had in mind!  

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!