The Periodical Cicada in Berks County, Pennsylvania
All photographs on this page were taken May 17 - June 2, 2004. Originally posted May 20, 2004 with additions in June 2004. Further info .
|Adult with nymph shell.
||Newly emerged adults at the top of a small juniper.
|Linnaeus' Cicada has wide orange bands on the abdomen underside.
||Cassin's cicada is black on the abdomen underside.
The first Cassin's Cicadas were seen May 20, three days after the first Linnaeus' cicadas. This is a male.
|Female laying eggs in slit cut on underside of twig.
The ovipositor. can be seen behind the legs and is inserted in the twig.
||Males produce their calls by vibrating membranes called tymbals. The
white tymbals are located under the wings behind the attachment points
of the hind wings and can be seen vibrating if the cicada makes its warning
|Molting takes place at night and the new adults are white with red
eyes and two black spots on the abdomen.
|Cicada and exuvia from the tiny fraction which emerge 4 years early on 13th year.
27 May 2017.
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