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Old 06-02-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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We have a quite a infestation of these bugs in the back yard. They are sitting on the lawn, plants and trees. Few of them landed on the deck. Wondering what bug is this and do they stung when come in contact with human or pets? Did spray serven bug killer but don't see any effect on them, even thought they were pretty much drenched with that spray.

Help identify this bug?-backyardbug.jpg

Sorry for not a good picture.

Thanks

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Centreville, VA
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Genus Magicicada - Periodical Cicadas - BugGuide.Net

And no, they do not sting.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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This is a joke, right?
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Here's an idea: Cicada Recipes: Bugs are Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Food (National Geographic)
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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They are also naturally organic! Which therefore makes them very healthy.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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Please don't kill the cicadas!!!! Enjoy them while you can. You won't see them again for years.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Please don't kill the cicadas!!!! Enjoy them while you can. You won't see them again for years.
not advocating killing them, but they are actually here every year. It just depends on the specific brood and quantity.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:19 AM
 
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So far as I know, they don't sting or bite, but according to my three year old daughter, they will eat her stomach. If I were the OP, I'd be careful around them.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Probably the stuff you're drenching them with is more dangerous to you than they are
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Wow, that had to be a joke right....they aren't harming you - don't kill them. Bugs serve a purpose to you know?
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