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17 year cicada

Magicicada septendecim


Adult cicada playing hide and seek with me.


Seen in a developed area. Generally found in Northeastern America only, preferably forested regions.


These guys are quickly phasing out (as in dying). After the adults mate, their 17 year life cycle is over.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thanks, M Fortune! :)

M Fortune
M Fortune 11 years ago

Great photo!!!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thanks, Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Nice snaps,

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thank you, Adarsha and Lauren. :)

LaurenZarate 11 years ago

Beautiful photos.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Interesting spotting and hence the info :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Absolutely, Alina.

alina 11 years ago

they are such a fascinating insect...

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thank you very much, J! I've grown quite attached to these buggers, so I'll be sad when they're gone.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

Beautiful series!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

New York, United States

Spotted on May 30, 2013
Submitted on Jun 6, 2013

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