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Tibicen Cicada Eaten by Copperhead Wagram, NC

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Tibicen Cicada Eaten by Copperhead Wagram, NC

Contents (Tibicen sp.) removed from the stomach of a "roadkill" Copperhead, A. contortrix.

Several snakes are known to eat cicadas, among them are copperheads.

NOTE: On two occasions, I have seen copperheads eating the nymphs of T. auletes on the west side of my house below a large white oak.

Date Posted: 2012-08-05 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2013-04-08 | Website:

Hi Bill,

That's truly interesting. I'm sure that being able to observe this behavior was quite interesting but I guess you would have to be careful not to get too close!

Thanks for the cool images.

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