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April 30, 2016

Brood V Periodical Cicada Molting

Filed under: Brood V | Matt Berger — Dan @ 3:23 pm

Frequent Cicada Mania contributor Matt Berger sent us these video clips of a periodical cicada molting and expanding its wings. Enjoy:

If you find a nymph, and bring it inside, it will likely molt.


  1. Kate says:

    What if I brought in two nymphs and only one molted? Is there a certain time frame that they must molt within? One molted immediately, the other still hasn’t and it’s been over five hours now.

    1. Dan says:

      Is the un-molted nymph still moving around? If it is, there’s a chance it will. If it isn’t moving, it might be dead.

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