Insects - Cicada Photography

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Cicada (family Cicadidae), shown here shortly after emerging from its shell. The female Cicada lays eggs on branches of a host tree and the newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. Adults feed on sap of branches in the tree canopy. Their familiar loud calls are produced by two vibrating drumlike membranes called timbals.



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1. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. Females lay eggs on branches of host trees, newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. A Cicada seen here has just emerged from the shell.

2. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. Females lay eggs on branches of host trees, newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. A Cicada seen here has just emerged from the shell.

3. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. Females lay eggs on branches of host trees, newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. A Cicada seen here has just emerged from the shell.

4. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. Females lay eggs on branches of host trees, newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. A Cicada seen here has just emerged from the shell.

5. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. Females lay eggs on branches of host trees, newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. A Cicada seen here has just emerged from the shell.

6. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. Females lay eggs on branches of host trees, newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. A Cicada seen here has just emerged from the shell.

7. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. Females lay eggs on branches of host trees, newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. A Cicada seen here has just emerged from the shell.

8. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. A newly emerged adult Cicada on a plant prior to flying off to begin the life cycle once more. The distinctive loud calls are produced by two vibrating drumlike membranes called timbals mounted on either side of the abdomen.

9. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. Females lay eggs on branches of host trees, newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. A Cicada seen here has just emerged from the shell.

10. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. A newly emerged adult Cicada on a plant prior to flying off to begin the life cycle once more. The distinctive loud calls are produced by two vibrating drumlike membranes called timbals mounted on either side of the abdomen.

11. Cicada close up - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. A newly emerged adult Cicada, close up view of the head, on a plant prior to flying off to begin the life cycle once more. The distinctive loud calls are produced by two vibrating drumlike membranes called timbals mounted on either side of the abdomen.

12. Cicada - Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha, Family Cicadidae.. An empty Cicada shell left attached to a plant, showing the moisture droplets left after the Cicada emerged.

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