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Cicada nymph

Amphipsalta sp.


The wingless cicada nymph lives in darkness underground for at least three years sucking on roots. When ready to hatch it crawls out onto a tree trunk at dawn and breaks out of its old nymph skin and flies away.

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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Great spotting. These seem so hard to come by. I've only seen the adults.

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Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Spotted on Jul 11, 2013
Submitted on Jul 11, 2013

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