Conservation Status: No concern listed
I was fortunate enough to catch sight one summer evening. As I walked out the back door, this was happening, attached to the outer door frame.
I’ve had a few photos of an adult Superb Dog-day Cicada identified with help from people on iNaturalist.com, so I compared online pictures of that species with this nymph. I see that this nymph has the same features as the adult, only in a less developed stage. This nymph has been identified as far as the same sub-tribe as the Superb Dog-day Cicada, therefore I am making the leap and assuming that this is a nymph of the only cicada species I’ve ever seen here. Technically though, this nymph has not been specifically identified down to species level.
Cicadas are only around during the hottest portions of the summer.
The few photos I have of an adult Superb Dog-day Cicada are not ideal. They were taken in the shade in an awkward position, upside down and only from behind. But thankfully they provided enough detail to allow for a specific identification.
I caught a rare sight of a cicada in a tree one afternoon. Can you see it? On those really hot, dry, sunny Texas summer afternoons, I can hear the buzz of the cicadas loud and clear, but seeing them is not so easy, especially since their greenness blends in with their surroundings.
Resources For More Information On This Species
Encyclopedia of Life