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17 year cicada

Magicicada septendecim

Description:

Adult cicada playing hide and seek with me.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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11 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 years ago

Thanks, M Fortune! :)

M Fortune
M Fortune 5 years ago

Great photo!!!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 years ago

Thanks, Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Nice snaps,

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 years ago

Thank you, Adarsha and Lauren. :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Beautiful photos.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Interesting spotting and hence the info :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 years ago

Absolutely, Alina.

alina
alina 5 years ago

they are such a fascinating insect...

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 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 5 years ago

Beautiful series!

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.61, Long: -74.11

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

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