Saturday, September 3, 2016

Alas

This Cicada never finished the cycle. We found it on the driveway.
No more night time serenade from high in a tree.
Such unbelievable detail!



Once roots are found the cicada will stay underground from 2 to 17 years depending on the species. Cicadas are active underground, tunneling and feeding. After the long 2 to 17 years, cicadas emerge from the ground as nymphs. Nymphs climb the nearest available tree, and begin to shed their nymph exoskeleton.

9 comments:

  1. Last week in southern Ohio I saw the damage that cacadas can do!

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    1. especially the 17 yr ones. Alot of injecting going on those years to save trees. But many more in the wild are lost.

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  2. Cool shots of the cicada. I could do without the night time serenades. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. until I got my first digital camera in 2002 I had no idea the details on bugs, even tiny ones the size of a pea... these guys sure do make a racket

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  4. I know them as heat bugs. The give off their high pitched sound on hot days.

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  5. They do have incredible detail.Thanks for sharing these pictures.

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  6. Wonderful photos! And they are really loud!

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  7. Great macro photos of the cicada! Wonder why this one didn't complete its cycle.

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