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First Cicada Shell Found Today!

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First Cicada Shell Found Today!

Cicada nymph shell

Today I visited Springs Brook Swimming Area in Bedford, Ma. I managed to find my first nymph exuvia of the season here. Judging by its morphological features, it looks like it may be Okanagana rimosa or Okanagana canadensis. This is among one of Bedford's conservation areas. The habitat consists of large old pine tree forests as well as deciduous trees. Bring the mosquito repellant!! This is the only exuvum I have found for this species, since the Okanagana species is "proto-periodical" this might be an off-year for finding them in abundance.

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