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Cicada Sighting in Uncasville, CT

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Cicada Sighting in Uncasville, CT

Hi i found your website when i was looking to id a strange bug I found. on 8/18/09 I was out side when I noticed a strange looking bug it was not moving much so I thought it was dead so I put it down on the stairs next to me and watched. it started to move and wiggle then as I watched I saw this bug was braking free of its old body it was amazing to watch, now I now what they are and what that strange sound it in the trees.Thanks for he website and the info


Date Posted: 2009-08-18 Comments: (4) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

No Problem Mary,

Did you happen to take a photograph? I'd love to be able to identify your specimen by species.

Yes, you were fortunate to witness the long molting process when a cicada emerges from the ground as a nymph, climbs a tree or anything else that's convenient then is essentially reborn with wings.

Posted By: Mary | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

Yes, I am sending them to you.

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

Hi Mary,

These photos are most helpful, what you have there is a cicada known as Tibicen canicularis, it is now coming up to their emergence time. They have a tendancy to emerge in greater numbers towards the middle to end of the summer. It is really appreciated that you have taken the photo.

I would like to see if you could provide an address so that I can add the information to my distribution database. I would require the following information

Date of Sighting:
Time of Day:
Outside Temperature:

I would greatly appreciate it. I would also periodically look outside on your trees especially at night to see if you can spot more, its fun!

Thanks again.

Posted By: Mary | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

State ct
Country usa
Town Uncasville
Date 8/18/09
Time 9pm

I have two very large pine trees at the front of my house and I have noticed a few empty bodies clinging to the base. It must happen at night because in the morning i see a couple off them around my door. Thanks for all your info.


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