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Cicada, adult

Magicicada sp.


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.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Impressive insect. Hemma I think the cycles are on prime numbers.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago


sleighgreen 11 years ago

Yep! That's what we had last year in SC! Thanks for the share!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

lovely pic!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

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.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Nice pic Neil!

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Thanks for keeping us updated.

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Columbia, Missouri, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2011
Submitted on May 31, 2011

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