Here’s some cicada video I shot over the weekend. Enjoy:
This cicada is trying to drink sap from my thumb. My thumb is not a tree branch, so it failed. It didn't hurt, but I felt it. It made no hole.
Using finger snaps to fool a Magicicada septendecim into singing. They think the finger snaps are a female snapping her wings.
Brood II periodical cicada ovipositing (laying eggs).
A Magicicada septendecim cicada laying eggs in a tree branch.
Close up of the timbal of a Magicicada septendecim . No cicadas were harmed in the filming of this video because it was dead when I found it. The ribbed structure is the timbal which makes the noise.