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Brood XIX Cicadas in Rome, GA

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Brood XIX Cicadas in Rome, GA

I heard them in the woods around the Golf Course at Berry Forest. I didn't get a chance to go look at them, but did find this adult in the driveway of the house I was visiting. Looks like this one lost a wing, hope that it had fulfilled it's purpose and was ready to leave this world. It was definitely about gone when we spotted it.

Date Posted: 2011-06-01 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-06-01 | Website:

Hi Judy,

Yes, that cicada is definitely missing a wing. A lot of things can cause this. From damage during the molting process to a predation attempt. Probably from a bird or small mammal. I have actually witnessed deformed cicadas mating in the past so even for these guys anything is is possible. By the way I can tell from your photo that this is one of the three species known as Magicicada tredecim.

Thanks for sharing your photos and information.

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