Cicadas

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  1. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus

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    What the hell are these things? Are they kinda grasshoppers? Found a few dead ones in the pool skimmer. They are almighty big and almighty ugly. Katydids look downright cute next to cicadas and their big bulgy bodies and bulbous eyes.
     
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  2. D-Ric902

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    Noisy little buggers too
     

  3. el_jewapo

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    We had a big hatch of these red eyed ones earlier this summer. They're said to hatch every 13 years.

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    They are music, annoying music though. I saw this little bastard being unusually quiet in utah. Hemiptera.

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    We get some every year. Some years we get a million of them.

    I've been down south when it was their "year" and the sidewalks were inches deep with them.

    They don't bother me.

    (Ever just been sitting around outside with a beer and see them all start coming out of the ground, like zombies?)
     
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    They are big, ugly and noisy, but they stay outside so I don't mind them.
     
  7. MajJamesMcFarlane

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    I tune them out at night. The only thing I notice are their holes and their molted shells. Occasionally I'll find one alive and I save them for either the chickens or the dog. For some reason my little dog loves a crunchy treat every now and then.
     
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    There are only a few species that have adopted that cycle, most of them in the south are annual.
     
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    There is a bridge in St. Paul that has to close once in a while because the Mayfly hatch is so thick the bridge deck gets slippery and dangerous to drive on.

    No end to the fun Nature provides.
     
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    Not to muddle your thread, but junebugs. Hate them.
     
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    They are the sole reason why I don't knock down spider webs.
     
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    The molted shells are quite pre-historic looking things.
    Fascinating to observe the transformation from shell-stage to flying away.
    The breakout, the drying time, then sun to rev up the insect motor, away it goes at 30 mph.
    Birds will eat the abdomen of these bugs, leaving the horrific remains to crawl about.
    Bass fish , largemouth bass and well, lots of species eat them.
    I kinda like the sound of them, but it signals a coming tough winter season, love/hate relationship. They're cool, as 'sects go. :cool:
     
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    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Eggs are laid in holes they make in tree limbs. Once they hatch the larvee


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    Damn, 17 years waiting to emerge and this is how it ends?
     
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    We had a mixed breed cocker/basset hound that loved them, as well as the molted shells. He would climb up the sides of pine trees to get the shells, which gave him the worst gas imaginable, would actually turn the air green.

    He got to sleep outside when they were hatching.
     
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    Come out of the limb drop to the ground and dig in for however long. Enough close together in a limb and the limb dies and falls off.


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