07/14/2011, 5:36 PM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 1600 (auto), Exp comp 0
Shedded skin of a cricket
dead. "crunch bug"
These cicadas were common and easily flushed from willows and other shrubs/trees along the Rio Grande at Coronado State Monument, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USA. I think this species is correct (it is a Tibicen) but not sure.
Cicadas (/sɪˈkɑːdə/ or /sɪˈkeɪdə/), alternatively spelled as Cicala or Cicale, are insects in the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha (which was formerly included in the now invalid suborder Homoptera). Cicadas are in the superfamily Cicadoidea. Their eyes are prominent, though not especially large, and set wide apart on the anterior lateral corners of the frons. The wings are well-developed, with conspicuous veins; in some species the wing membranes are wholly transparent, whereas in many others the proximal...