Cicada..... who knew that the sounds that drones us (who live in the right areas of the world) to sleep on hot summer nights, came from a very iridescent bug, (the only evidence is an outgrown, crinkly, kind of ugly, brown outer shell that it leaves behind)???
The buzz of a Cicada high in the treetops is a sure sign that hot summer weather has arrived. Their life span is 17 years underground, one summer with wings. This year is predicted to be a bumper crop of cicadas. They are approx. 1 1/2 - 2" long.