|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||True Bugs (Hemiptera)|
|Family:||Cicada (Cicadidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Cicada (Cicadidae sp)|
|This Photo:||🔍Ocelli, Antenna & Hairy Eyes🔎|
General Species Information:
Seen in Coastal Areas
Notice it's hairy eyes, like a line right through the middle of the back third.
This is a nymph and was crawling up our Daughter-in-law's leg. We assume it just dug it's way out of the lawn.
They can live underground for up to 7 years, climb up a tree, shed their skin for the last time and emerge as adults. They then mate , with females laying eggs, and they die within ~2 weeks.
We most likely won't ever find out what species this is, but it's so rare to find a live nymph we thought it worth posting anyway. If we had put it on some wood in a container, it probably would have shed and we'd be able to determine species. Next time, if we ever find one again.