Saturday, September 3, 2016


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.


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

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

  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!

  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

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

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

  6. Wonderful photos! And they are really loud!

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


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