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Cicada, originally uploaded by dagnyg.

The cicada was on a walkway by our house, still alive but just barely. These insects emerge from the soil in their larval stage, climb up a wall or tree, then their exoskeleton spits open and the flying form emerges. They mate and lay eggs for next years group. The flying adult version is around for a month or two during the Az monsoon season. They make a buzzing noise to attract a mate, which can be quite loud when hundreds of them do it at once.
Shortly after I took this photo one of my rat terriers caught and ate this individual.