These images go back to 2007 (Brood XIII).
Sue had noticed that seagulls had taken a liking (maybe an obsession) to cicadas. Look at all those seagulls ready to swoop down (or up) and grab a cicada:
No seagulls in this photo, just exuvia on a tree:
I live near the ocean and can testify that seagulls are bold and voracious eaters. They pose a threat to not just cicadas, but also
seals and even Jedi:
Vince’s cicada photos from 2004, the year of Brood X.
Most photos on this website are high resolution. These are not, but that is okay with me. I’m just happy that someone took the time to share their enjoyment of cicadas.
Magicicada skins (exuvia) blanket the ground around the roots of a tree. This is a photo of periodical cicada skins taken by John Cooley of
Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org) in Warriors’ Path State Park, TN, in 2012. Brood I.
Brood X Magicicada photos by Jim Occi from 2004.
Pool filter basket filled with cicadas by Brian Oliva.
These are Magicicada cicadas from Brood XIV that emerged in 2008.
Photos from our 2004 Brood X Blue-eyed Magicicada Contest.
Contestants won a Cicada Mania button.
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Cody:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Luke:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Mike:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Wade:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Melanie Chang from 2004. Taken in Burke, VA, June 2004.
Brood X Magicicada photo by Michael Malsam from 2004. Parts unknown.
Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.
Cicada exuvia on a fence:
Cicadas on playground equipment:
Cicadas on a tree trunk
Cicada skins/exuvia and dead cicadas at the base of a tree
Cicada on tree bark
Cicada on the ground
Brood X Magicicada photo by Fred Berry from 2004. Parts unknown.