We have seen several of these fellas in the yard this year but so far no harmful ones. Maybe the bad ones are searching for a cool wet spot which are few and far between around here this summer.
This critter (shiver,,,) wasn't very big but in macro mode he looks horribly gigantic, doesn't he?
This young fella was really doing some singing the other evening. I'm sure he had a young lady friend that he was trying to impress somewhere within his sight. Or maybe he was just happy enough to sing.
I can't remember the last time we've had such a drought. The few rain drops that we've gotten this Summer have done little or nothing to quench the thirst of the gardens and crops. Luckily most of the farmers have ways of irrigating but it sure takes a lot of their budget to do that.
I hope things are cooler and not so dry where you are!