The cactus dodger cicada

I found this cicada in my lawn last week so I showed it to my young friend Hailey who is showing a developing interest in nature. She got these excellent pics with my Samsung cellphone.
My yard seems to be an unusual place for this Camama species of cicada which is called the 'cactus dodger' species because "...known for their affinity for cacti like prickly pear & cholla, and are most likely named Cactus Dodgers for their ability dodge the needles of their favorite plants." SeEtta


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