August fly

August fly n Also August bug, ~ cricket

A cicada.

1966–70 DARE (Qu. R7, Insects that sit in trees or bushes in hot weather and make a sharp, buzzing sound) Inf IL45, August bug or heat bug—you never see it. It’s a twenty-year aphid or something. They make noise in hot weather; NH5, Cicada—also called August fly; NY83, PA70, August fly; (Qu. R8, . . Creatures that make a clicking or shrilling or chirping kind of sound) Inf MA68, August cricket; (Qu. R10) Infs IN45, KY80, August fly.