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Cicadas in Carlisle, IA

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Cicadas in Carlisle, IA

My son Noah, (8) caught a cicada nymph last week (Aug 12th) and put it in his bug terrarium (converted fishtank). That same night it climbed up a stick and began to molt. It had already started when we noticed it but I grabbed my camera and got some pics of the process.

He's been obsessed with cicadas this summer and he's caught probably 6-8 of them. This was the first nymph that we got to watch molt though.

We've used your site as a reference so I told him that we'd send you some of the pics we took.

Thanks for all the helpful info!


Date Posted: 2007-08-19 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-14 | Website:

Hi Denny,

Thanks for the very cool photo sequence of a molting cicada. The genus is probably Tibicen but at this stage I am unable to determine exact species. Maybe when it hardens up and you send in another photo, I may be able to identify it.

Iowa has a lot of cool cicada species. I can tell you that this cicada is a male at least.

Thanks again.

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