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Immature Nymphs in Blue Springs, MO

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Immature Nymphs in Blue Springs, MO

It still may be early for the extreme northwest of Missouri. Only immatures are being spotted as indicated by these photos. (See below).

Date Posted: 2011-05-10 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-10 | Website:

Hi Sanj,

Thanks for your photos. You are correct that that is definitely an immature nymph. Mature nymphs have extreme dark patches right behind the head. This one seems to be at least a week to 10 days out from molting.

It should also be noted that you are very far west from what is currently being presented on our distribution maps. I suspect that it won't be long now for more Missouri reports to come in.

Thanks for sharing.

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