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Videos of Stuck Cicadas and the Eclose Process

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Videos of Stuck Cicadas and the Eclose Process

Problems with the eclose process in cicadas

11:00 am - It's lightly drizzling outside today but the T. lyricen Cicadas are still singing. This is truly a first, I've never known Cicadas to sing in a light rain.

Click to Play MovieI walk around to my favorite spots for Cicadas. I noticed another T. canicularis on a pine tree that was stuck in the middle of the molting process. It's stuck in a similar postition as the one discovered the day before. Click on the thumbnail to the right to see a short video clip of this Cicada. Notice how black the nymph shell is. The first thumbnail below is a closeup picture of this Cicada

I discovered a nymph making it's way up the side of the Ash tree that Mickey said was diseased yesterday. I decide to take this one home and watch it molt. You too can watch it molt with me by clicking on the thumbnails marked with a "play icon" on them.

I took a series of 8 short video clips but I have only posted here on this page a few. You can see the entire process from start to finish in the videos section.

This female actually turned out to have silver highlights with burgundy wing veins like the previous T. canicularis that molted on my finger a few weeks back. This is an unusual color variation that I have been running into. Compare this one to the regular color variation of the one below it.

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