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    If they are leafhoppers, they suck sap from the tree, so they are harmful. I found some that have molted into their adult forms. They're about 3X bigger, green, looks like a rhino with 2 horns. Kinda cool, I'll have to take some pics of it.
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    many minor insects feed on trees without damaging them. keep a eyen on them incase they cause problems, but leave them if they dont. chances are they probably wont be a problem
    that makes no logic

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    Niki- if they're friendly they're even WORSE- I am sort of alergic to bees and lately there've been some WAY too "friendly" ones, I got chased into the house a bunch of times while trying to fix my bike (I guess I sure do smell like flowers)

    Alphawolf- if you think regular cicadas are creepy, the thing I'm describing would set you off at a dead run- truly spooky looking and quite large
    I doubt I could get a pic of them alive, but I've seen some dead ones about (also they live inside wood in their larval stages it seems, so the "shell" is sometimes left behind too)
    If I am unlucky and the darn things come back this year I will do my best to show them off here- one thing I'm certain of is that last year was the first year I've ever seen anything like them around here
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    so they're not the periodical cicadas? because they ain't coming back for years.
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    notthis brood but they normaly come out because broods are staggered every year
    that makes no logic

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    yeah but the annual cicadas aren't as creepy.
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    These bugs are now starting to molt into their adult forms. They now have wings and can fly really fast. I fed some to my vft [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Those stupid Giant Grasshoppers are around now. I can't catch them because they are too fast (and can give quite a bite).

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