Thursday, October 11, 2007

Yellow Mondays

This lovely fellow was on our Mandarin Tree outside the kitchen. He's a Cicada - a Yellow Monday no less - and he is heralding the summer with a loud, distinctive song. I've seen lots of empty Cicada shells but never got this close and personal to a live one. They are truly beautiful insects with wings that remind me of filagree lace.

1 comment:

amanda j said...

Wow, that is certainly some kind of insect! You are brave letting that on your finger. I am more of a stand back and admire type of insect lover.