Michael Jimms sent us this photo of a blue eyed Magicicada:
Michael won the last button in the blue/white/gray eyed cicada category.
Congratulations to all the winners. There are still prizes left in the contest: for Multi Colored Eyed cicadas, and for an emerging nymph with white eyes. Good luck.
A creamy white eyed cicada from Morton Grove by Judy Thorpe:
A true-blue eyed cicada from Western Springs by Matt Weiss:
Here’s a white eyed cicada from Grayson Martin.
This entry was submitted by Elias Bonaros and Barbara Rzeszutek, taken in Deerfield, IL:
This entry was submitted by Chris Owen, taken at Lemon Lake County Park in Cedar lake, IN:
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A female cicada getting ready to lay some eggs:
A Huge mass of cicada exuvia:
Joe Balynas sent us this picture of a mass of cicada exuvia (aka shells, skins, crisps). Make sure you click the image for the awesome larger version.
See all Joe’s Magicicada photos.
Here is a video of an adult magicicada taking off for flight:
Magicicada flying slo-motion from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.
In this video we see a male and female Magicicada cicada mating.
Magicicada mating from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.