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Cicada Sighted in Groton, MA

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Cicada Sighted in Groton, MA

Hello Cicada Dude,
Found this insect on my tire this afternoon. I think it's a cicada, but the colors don't match anything on the website. any info?

Date Posted: 2009-07-02 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-07 | Website:

Hi Kateri

This is definitely a cicada! Nice job and nice photo. This is a very young cicada that has just molted out of its nymphal skin. That is why it is all pink. In this phase, it is known as a teneral and is pretty soft and squishy. It will hang out there for a few hours until it "hardens up". As it hardens it will get darker and darker. Where are you from? Are you from Massachusetts?

Thanks for sharing your photo.

Posted By: Karen | On: 2010-12-07 | Website:

Thanks Gerry. I am from Groton, MA which is north-central MA. I had to gently remove it from the tire since I had a class to get to, it slowly toddled away under a pine tree. Feel free to use the photo for others to see if it's a good one.


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