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Many Cicada Tenerals at St. Patrick Cemetery

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Many Cicada Tenerals at St. Patrick Cemetery

T. canicularis teneral on pine tree

9:15 pm - Back again. I'm in Cicada heaven this evening. Tons of Cicadas on many different types of trees. All seem to be T. canicularis however. Not a single one is T. lyricen. I'm finding a lot on Pine trees and some on Ash, Oak and Maple.

I even find 5 nymphs. All also look like T. canicularis though some are bigger than others.

Took many pictures at the cemetery and collected 6 cicada specimens. Two were even deformed including one that was still stuck in the nymph shell by it's hind wing and was sort of hanging there.

I took the 5 nymphs home as well. I watched their behavior. Some played dead while others fought for best position on a dead branch that I used to allow them to molt. I took many pics. Some are here, the rest can be found in the Massachusetts Cicadas photo album.

I noticed that some of these nymphs are bigger than others. Some have grey eyes and others have black eyes. Some have dark blue wing buds, others have maroon wing buds while still others have varying shades of green wing buds.

I wonder if this is dependent on the species of host tree that they originated from. After all 5 molted I was surprised to see that there were 3 males and 2 females.

Enjoy the pictures.

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