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April Green Cicada

Kikihia ochrina

Notes:

I found this cicada — dead — partially emerged from its final nymphal molt.

I think it's of the native genus Kikihia, but I can only guess the species.

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6 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

SO sad he couldn't make it! :,(

kerrydonovanbrown
kerrydonovanbrown 10 years ago

Me too! Thanks Ismael. :)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Wow! great spotting, love that green color

kerrydonovanbrown
kerrydonovanbrown 10 years ago

Thanks Emily and Cindy. Cindy, I have no idea — maybe it was malformed in some way. Do they normally emerge at night? — maybe this one timed it wrong and dried out in the sun?

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Great spotting. Any idea why it died while emerging?

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Wow, that's crazy! Nice shots.

kerrydonovanbrown
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kerrydonovanbrown

Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Jan 30, 2012

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