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Tibicen Cicada from Cotuit, MA

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Tibicen Cicada from Cotuit, MA

Guess what blessed our presence this morning, but two late emerging cicadas on our front pine trees. One was already out of it's shell and sitting there enjoying the morning sun. My son came running in and asked if there was such thing as an albino cicada but I explained this is what they first look like. The other isn't out of his hard brown shell yet.

They are on two different trees and when the other comes out of the shell I will put them together on the other tree with the first cicada.

What a cool day! Happy Labor day!!


Date Posted: 2008-09-02 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-17 | Website:

Hi Sharon,

Yes, that is definitely Tibicen canicularis. They are very common here in New England. Can you send your address via email so that I can add the data point to my database? Thanks very much Sharon.

Posted By: Tala Lakota | On: 2016-03-19 | Website:

i've found that they're always white right after they come out of their shell

i thought the same thing when i saw one for the first time and caught it then carried it to my sister to show her, but by the time i'd gotten to her a while later it was already dark as they're supposed to be

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