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March 28, 2013

Videos of cicadas moulting

Filed under: Skins,Video — by @ 6:57 pm

When a cicada sheds its nymphal skin, revealing its adult form, we call it ecdysis. You probably call it moulting, and that’s just fine.

Here are a bunch of videos of cicadas moulting:

Here is a Magicicada nymph molting (the 17-year variety) by Roy Troutman:

Magicicada nymph molting from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

Here is Tibicen moulting by blackpawphoto (YouTube Link):

Here is a video of a Japanese cicada, the Terpnosia nigricosta, moulting by AntoSan09 (YouTube Link):

July 3, 2008

A look back at Brood XIV: Leaves w/Cicadas

Filed under: Brood XIV,Skins — by @ 7:54 am


Leaves w/Cicadas, originally uploaded by dcfox.

An excellent photo found on Flickr.

May 18, 2008

Cicadas are popping out all over the place!

Filed under: Skins — by @ 6:17 am

Another sweet cicada photo has emerged on Flickr