xeni — 2014-06-16T19:37:38-04:00 — #1
jeanbaptiste — 2014-06-16T21:35:37-04:00 — #2
I love these critters. They're the only bug I'm genuinely fond of, the periodical and annual ones both. A few years back I was at wedding in eastern TN and some people from OH and other less southeastern states were in attendance. When the cicadas started doing their "rar-rar-rar" sound, in unison, all at once in the mid-afternoon, the OH folks were like " what in God's name is that noise? " They were genuinely panicked. Until then, I'd just assumed cicadas were all over the U.S.
I've got a mass Tibicen chirping ringtone that is very pleasant to wake up to in the morning.
ratel — 2014-06-16T22:21:17-04:00 — #3
A few non-periodical's popping out here in Tucson.
jorpho — 2014-06-17T01:16:16-04:00 — #4
I think the bug is kind of icky and I certainly can't stand the noise, but the photography sure is impressive; it almost looks unreal. Is there a particular technique recognizably used in this case?
spunkytws — 2014-06-17T08:46:44-04:00 — #5
Cicadas aren't just fun to look at. They're good eatin' too.
It makes me sad when heavy construction pulls up old trees and a massive cluster of juvenile periodical cicadas with them. This always seems to happen within a year of their scheduled eruption.
xeni — 2014-06-21T19:37:39-04:00 — #6
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