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June 27, 2015

Can you see letters like W & P on a cicada’s wings?

Filed under: FAQs | Pop Culture — Dan @ 9:45 pm

If you use your imagination, you can see the shapes of letters on the wings of some cicadas.

W in cicada wing

There is an “urban legend” that W means there will be a War, and P means there will be Peace.

Aside from letters, some people say they see a lightning bolt! ⚡️


  1. Kevin says:

    I’ve not seen a “P” on a cicada’s wing since the mid ‘70’s.

    1. Dan says:

      No kidding.

  2. Connie says:

    All the cicadas we checked had a ‘W’ on their wings that emerged 5/30/16 in Uniontown, PA

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