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Magicicada tredecim - female

Magicicada tredecim - Female
Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
May 12, 2011
Size: 32mm
I stumbled upon an individual emerging and decided to get a series of photos recording it. It was already halfway out when I found it, so unfortunately, no photos of the first split.

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Terrific series of photos.
It's pretty cool that you even show how the coloration changes as the shell hardens. You must be very patient.

 
Thank you!
It was a great find. We had literally tens of thousands in our woods and the woods around us, and I would find them in all various stages, but this was one of the few I caught just emerging and allowing for a good photo series.

 
so lucky
to have experienced this, I only found one that had just emerged, never saw such a small cicada, they are really neat.. wish I had seen it when it turned black, but when I went back it was gone..

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