May 04, 2011-A cicada, same group as yesterday's picture a little more details. This is the Diceroprocta apache species. The red eyes are the giveaway. They produce the loudest sounds in the insect world recorded at over 100 decibels and it's the males that make the noise to call the females. The adult male cicada possesses two ribbed membranes one on each side of its first abdominal segment. By contracting and releasing the membranes a sound is made. There is more to it, but I won't give a biology lesson. They also make these sounds in defense. (Day 124:365 @sharkbayte)
thanks for all the comments on yesterday's picture.