Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cicadas, May 23, 2015

Cicada on Thistle, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA

When Cicadas emerge from the ground they climb the nearest thing to shed their shells, but I was surprised to see one on a thorny thistle plant.

Cicada shells on Crepe Myrtle leaves

We have hundreds of the 13-year Cicadas this year. Their mating calls are loud and continuous. Very annoying, but it is only for a few weeks.

Have a great week-end!

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  1. Great shots! I love the sound of cicadas. Happy Critter Day!

  2. Lea, They are cool looking! I do not think I have ever seen so many on one leaf! Great captures. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  3. I heard my first cicada of the year this week. I love their songs.

  4. They are amazing critters. All those years underground!

    I remember when I was little, our cats used to bring them inside during the periodic swarms.

  5. That's a great picture of the cicada on the thistle. What a simply beautiful insect it is.

  6. we get the every-year green ones here. love your red-eyed beauties!

  7. Gorgeous photography of nature's beautiful critters ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  8. WOW! These are fantastic close ups. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Goodness, these are incredible photos. They are an amazing little critter, and very noisy :)

  10. Cool shots of these interesting critters!

  11. Hi Lea,
    Remarkable photo and statistics on the age - 13 years, eh?
    I love the first photo, the close-up work is very nicely done.
    The second photo, while irrational, gives me the creeps :)
    Thanks for visiting my site.
    Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!
    Peace :)

  12. The adult cicada has such gorgeous colors with the blue body and red eyes, and golden wings. I remember seeing the empty cicada shells left on buildings, and all the noise at night.

  13. Great shot, though I think I much prefer grasshoppers


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