Alien Invasion in Texas

There are aliens in Texas!  If this picture doesn’t make you think about an alien takeover, I don’t know what would!  This Cicada is working it’s way out of the skeleton shell it’s starts it’s life in.

  They leave these nasty, empty shells all over the place.  They are stuck to trees, walls, fences, everywhere!

Here’s one that hasn’t left his shell yet.  Looks prehistoric to me.

This last one is after the Cicada has shed it’s skeleton.  Once they are free from their shell, they spend most of their time in the trees.  They make this sound, especially when it’s hot that can be very loud.  The sound is sort of like static, but not quite.  There can be thousands of them in the trees making this sound.

I’ve been told that these things are harmless, but I would not hold one.  They look quite monstrous to me.  I’ve been in Texas about 6 years now and there are still things here that just amaze me!

Ah, life in the wild… State of Texas that is.  🙂

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing and in the Poets Quarterly published by Prolific Press in Spring/2019. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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15 Responses to Alien Invasion in Texas

  1. intenttowin says:

    We had more here in Tennessee than I remember hearing for the last couple of years. My dad used to call them Jar Flies.


  2. Mlone says:

    wow discovery of new species of insect, may be those are changing their apperance due to the rapid change in the environment .


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  4. Cool!!! I love big bugs (and I can not lie) Ok, that was just silly, but I really do love bugs. There are so many types and new ones are discovered every day. Thanks for sharing!


  5. notdonner says:

    This whole story has recalled that particular buzzing in my mind. My years in Tucson, Arizona during summer – and the occasional trip to San Antonio gave me plenty of that ‘alien sound’ to fill my dreams. Oh boy.


  6. always sounded like buzz saws to me


  7. I am always amazed by these bugs, both by their size and their voice. Perhaps we don’t have as many in Minnesota as in Texas???


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