A cicada that was spotted on our driveway last weekend. While it's not the huge emergence of cicadas that happens approximately every 17 years (next one to occur in 2024), there were plenty that we had to avoid while walking on sidewalks. One person even removed one from the back of my shirt collar while I was in a Walgreens drugstore. While doing some web searching on cicadas, I came across this:
"Periodical cicadas are also edible. Native Americans utilized them in their diet. In 1990, several college students were filmed eating them alive. When asked what they tasted like, the students reported that they tasted like almonds. Drying them in a microwave oven carefully causes them to release an almond smell."
I feel like making a cicada salad now. :-)
Photo captured June 6, 2020.
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