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17-year Cicada

Magicicada cassini

Description:

Magicicada cassini is a noticeably smaller cicada than M. septendecim and has an all black underside of the abdomen. This cicada is older than I am!

Habitat:

Cherry orchard at Fix Farms, found while picking cherries.

Notes:

Lifer! With these cicadas, I was doing much less cherry picking and much more cicada chasing! They were still in full force, there might have been more than when I visited on June 1, 2013! Part of the Brood II mass emergence in the Eastern United Staes. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/255...

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7 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Thank you so much Telse!

Telse
Telse 7 years ago

Fantastic!
@ Aaron Lol! :0

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

:-)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

It kind of freaks me out that you're holding an insect that is old enough to drive. ;-)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Thank you so much, Claire! I loved these!

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

The red eyes are definitive and way cool.

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

That's a great find, J...I've been wanting to see one of these 17-year-cycle Cicadas.

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2013
Submitted on Jul 8, 2013

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