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Cicada

Description:

Baby cicada

Notes:

found at base of pine tree



1 species ID suggestions

Cicada

10 Comments

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 5 years ago

What a start-up. Amazing creature. Great capture. Thanks for sharing.

ESGray
ESGray 5 years ago

Your cicada is beautiful! I love the markings!

Gallopingphotog
Gallopingphotog 6 years ago

Latemeria: That is a beautiful creature.
I've seen lots of cicadas but not one with a "face" on it like the one I photographed. I let it crawl up on my finger so I could move it off the ground before it got squashed by my horses! And I realized it photographed much better on my finger than on the tree, where it was very well camouflaged.

Latimeria
Latimeria 6 years ago

Speaking of emerging cicadas, I simply must share this photo: http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/ima.... Makes me want to find some eclosing cicadas!

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

No, you're not wrong Latimeria, that's exactly what is happening, and why the abdomen is still so large (it's full of fluid). I've watched cicadas emerge before, starting with splitting the exoskeleton. It's very cool.

Latimeria
Latimeria 6 years ago

Beautiful! That is some amazing coloration. I do believe the wings look like that because the hemolymph hasn't been pumped through the wing veins yet. (Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm still trying to get a grasp on the finer points of insect physiology.)

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

It's a cicada just unfurling its wings after morphing out of its last exoskeleton.

joenicholes77
joenicholes77 6 years ago

I like that it was on your finger

Gallopingphotog
Gallopingphotog 6 years ago

On second consideration, possibly a cicada?

Gallopingphotog
Gallopingphotog 6 years ago

Some kind of locust? I let it crawl onto my finger and then let it crawl off up on the trunk of a pine tree out of reach of my dog. Its wings seemed to be still unfurling, as if it had recently hatched.

Amarillo, Texas, USA

Lat: 35.11, Long: -101.83

Spotted on Jul 28, 2010
Submitted on Jul 28, 2010

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