Magicicada periodical cicada by alexanderwild: Characterized by red compound eyes, cicadas in the genus Magicicada spend 17 years (or, more rarely, 13 years) maturing underground before emerging en masse to mate. These emergences take place in May or June and involve several species, each with a different song. http://boingboing.net/2014/06/16/pretty-portraits-of-periodical.html #Insects #Periodical_Cicada #Magicicada #Brood_III
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Brood II 17-year periodical cicadas (Magicicada septendecim) 10 - Stock Footage | by cholmesphoto - An adult female 17-year periodical cicada (Magicicada septendecim) clings to a vegetation after emerging from its 17 year underground nymphal stage. Brood II 17-year periodical cicadas emerged to breed in the spring of 2013 after last being seen in 1996.