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Cicada Nymph - Brood II


Cicada Nymph shedding its skin in the morning in May


Lives in the ground for 17 years before emerging, shedding its skin, mating, and dying.


This is the only Brood II cicada nymph I saw this year. Strangely enough, I have seen only one adult Brood II adult cicada. By the look of the shed skins, the birds are eating the nymphs soon after they emerge from the ground.

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Just Dance

Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2013
Submitted on Jun 16, 2013

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