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Mating and Ovipositing Cicadas Dardenne Prairie, MO.

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Mating and Ovipositing Cicadas Dardenne Prairie, MO.

Here are a few photos I took today in Dardenne Prairie. As usual, you are free to use them as you see fit. Well, back outside to get some more photos before the sun goes down. I saw a bunch of black assassin bugs (Melonolestes picipes, maybe?) stalking the cicadas earlier, but my camera batteries were dead. I'm going to see if they are still there and hopefully get some photos.

Catch ya' later.

Date Posted: 2011-06-07 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-06-07 | Website:

Hi Bill,

Very cool photos. Thanks for sharing. I noticed the male M. tredecassini was hanging awfully close to the ovipositing female in the first thumbnail photo above.

Very cool.

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