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17 year cicada - Magicicada septendecim

17 year cicada - Magicicada septendecim
Jester Park, polk County, Iowa, USA
June 17, 2014
Size: 1.5 inches
We are being treated to Brood III of the 17 year periodical cicadas. It is quite a sight and the sound is deafening (but quite musical). I did not know that there were three species until I checked out the site www://magicicada.org. They are most easily identified by looking at the underside.