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Adult form of periodical cicada, brood 19. The translucent wings can be seen in this photo... one of my favorite photos and its not a reptile!
Forest, shrubs. Seems like they are everywhere right now. Part of a huge cicada brood 19 mass emergence.
Spotted on May 30, 2011
Submitted on May 31, 2011
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Impressive insect. Hemma I think the cycles are on prime numbers.
Yep! That's what we had last year in SC! Thanks for the share!
I witnessed the entire cicada phenomenon in Chicago ,many years ago.
that time i was told that these Cicada's emerged every 16 years.
It was quite amazing with so many cicada's around ,singing and chirping!!
the next cycle should be due within a couple of years.
Nice pic Neil!
Thanks for keeping us updated.