Cicadas - Tim McGraw mentions them in his song "Southern Voice", they have also been an inspiration to Native American flute maker Coyote Oldman and many people mistake them to be locust, when in fact they are related to leafhoppers! You can read more about these buggers here.
Eric fished one out of our pool, still alive, and set him on the patio furniture to dry. I have to say I don't know that I would have been so accommodating! I'm pretty sure he would have been flung into the yard with a screech. With that said, I couldn't resist getting an up close look. Thankfully he just sat there!