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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