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Cast off cicada nymph shells in Shrewsbury, Ma

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Cast off cicada nymph shells in Shrewsbury, Ma

Heard first calling 07/10/2012 Cast-off sighting 07/14/2012

Date Posted: 2012-07-14 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2012-07-21 | Website:

Hi Joe,

Thanks for sharing this photo. It is kind of hard to tell species of cicada but judging by the date of your sighting, I'd say that this is perhaps a cast-off nymph skin of a Tibicen lyricen. On average, the other species found in Shrewsbury is T. canicularis but they have a tendency to emerge later in the summer season. Thanks for sharing your photo!

Posted By: carl | On: 2012-07-29 | Website:

had a pure black bu, large and docile land on my lawn tracker last weekend, that would be 7/22/12 in hudson, ma. sure think it was a cicada. large, clear wings big eye and wierd mouth. definetely from another planet.

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