Insect identification #749879 - Ask Extension


Insect identification #749879

Asked May 14, 2021, 10:04 AM EDT

What type of insect is this? It was 1 1/4 inches long. European hornet???

Arlington County Virginia

Expert Response

Hi, That is a periodical cicada also known as a 17-year cicada. They are emerging now in your area. Some have the mutation like this where the wings do not develop.

Eric Day Replied May 14, 2021, 10:23 AM EDT

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