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Annual Cicada - Green Bug With Sticky Feet by MotherNature

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Unlike the periodic types of cicadas, the annual kinds hatch, mate, and die every year. The annual types are larger than the periodic cicadas, more green, chunkier:>) The males “sing” toward the last half of summer and, after mating the females lay their eggs in slits in tree bark. The eggs hatch and the larvae spend the rest of their grub life under ground sucking juices from tree roots.

This picture was taken August 18, 2012, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA.

This card is dedicated to some of the throatiest songsters in our woods:>)

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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    great big bug! not easy to find. lucky you ;)

  • Hello, dear girl – hope the weather is being kind to you! People (not me) do eat these chubby guys – lots of protein:>). I prefer to have them as eye candy!

    – MotherNature

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thank you for your comment, MMP:>)

    – MotherNature

  • zpawpaw
    zpawpawalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot of this little singer!:) Never thought about having them for dinner though!:) lol

  • Maybe if you were really, really, really, really hungry! Thanks for the nice comment, zpawpaw:>)

    – MotherNature

  • zpawpaw
    zpawpawalmost 2 years ago

    Maybe MotherNature, but never been that hungry yet!:) lol Your shot did make him look appetizing, but I am just not hungry!:)…Jerry

  • Elaine Game
    Elaine Gamealmost 2 years ago

    Oh he is like a little emerald and amethyst jewel and a singer to boot… love this

  • There is nothing in nature that is “ugly”. We put our judgements onto things but our judgements are personal to our way of thinking. I think these guys are amazing:>) Thank you for liking my “buddy”.

    – MotherNature

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