Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada;
Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2013).
One significant benefit of living in South Georgia for two years or so was the hyper-abundance of cicadas each summer season — especially with this tank, the Northern dusk singing cicada. This is the Bruce Springsteen of cicadas. Clearly the boss, and I couldn’t get enough of the compound eyes set outside that fabulous triple-set of jewel-like ocelli. A truly strange and brilliant creature. Boss-level: Maximum.