Found this gem on the boardwalk yesterday.
I have never actually seen a cicada. I knew what they looked like from books, so you can imagine how happy I was to discover this lady (I know it’s a lady because of the pointed thorax, apparently males are rounded) just hanging out in plain site.
Like the good bug-stewards we are, we picked her up and moved her off the boardwalk and into her natural setting. Right away I could see why I had never seen one before, what great camouflage!