Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I wanted to share.....

The following photos were taken a few years back at Huntley Meadows in Alexandria.  One is a fully formed Cicada, the other is a Cicada nymph.  When I took the photo of the nymph I didn't know what it was at the time.




16 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I do love cicadas. Noisy, but they signify summer is here. Thank you.

gigihawaii said...

Interesting photos. I have never seen a cicada or locust.

Kay said...

I remember those 17 year cicadas in Chicago when we had them. I'll never forget those eyes.

Valerie said...

Yes, it was fascinating to watch the cycle. Once, when I was somewhere abroad - can't remember where - I heard the Cicadas but didn't see them. I guess I was in the wrong place for a viewing. Thanks for this, Denise.

eileeninmd said...

Cool post and video, Denise. I have not seen any Cicadas here yet. Have a happy day!

jabblog said...

I have seen this before. Quite remarkable. I wonder what they do underground for seventeen years - there must be some purpose to their existence.

Charlene said...

An amazing video, a real wonder of creation! And your photos are amazing too!

Kerri said...

We aren't having an "outbreak" of them here .... but I think they are really really cool!!

Debbie said...

wings like flies, everyone is "buzzing" about them right now!!

very cool video!!

Indrani said...

Whoa! These macro details are interesting.

Linda said...

I miss the cicadas of Italy - it's the sound of Summer and hope to hear and see them when we go soon. I shall remember the facts re. the life cycle - amazing and I had no idea. Wonderful photos. Denise. Have a good day!

i beati said...

fascinating header angle are you onfacebook?

Sunray Gardens said...

I remember our last Cicadas. What a mess they were everywhere. Dread the next time already.
Cher Sunray Gardens

diane b said...

Great shot of the cicada. I have never seen a nymph before.

Arija said...

Thank you so much for finding and sharing this video. Amazing life cycle and photography and perseverance in getting it all together.

Kay said...

I still remember when the 17 year cicadas hatched in Illinois. The sound was deafening at times and their dead bodies were piled up everywhere. What an experience!