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A hot day ended in a mass emergence of cicada nymphs under a large tree. Under cover of darkness each split out of its nympal shell and expanded its wings over about 30 minutes. There were three forms, the well known green form and two similar color variants known colloquially as masked devils. The two forms are dichromatic and had developed a black abdomen and black facemask by the morning (last pic)
Spotted on Oct 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 21, 2013
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Amazing!!!! so unique this cicada~
Amazing! Love it!
This masked form is fairly common but also new information for me. My friend thought there were two different species mating Who would have thought they have two colors forms too?
Here is Marks spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/435...
Dramatic and just wonderful ! Brilliant spotting - thanks Martin.
Great series Martin. The colour change is nice to see.
Very cool sequence!