Friday, June 20, 2008

Green and black cicada

Tibicen linnei

Newly emerged Linne's Cicada, Tibicen linnei. Looking pretty spiffy, especially considering the dirt nap.

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I think that this is Linne's Cicada, but as you can see here, the Tibicen cicadas are very similar.

Go here to hear some of the songs.

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Submitted to the Friday Ark.

10 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

We had cicadas to the north, south, and east of us, but none in our county. I never knew there were so many different kinds.

karl said...

very alien ET looking creature. either an ailen or the ship in which they invade;)

Cookie Jill said...

Hubba hubba...what a cutie...

zenmasterlauren said...

oh that is a great find! we have big trees on the front line of our property and I absolutely love hearing them...such a sign of summer!

Annie in Austin said...

Sometimes we hear cicadas in our neighborhood but very seldom see them - I wonder if the birds and squirrels eat them too quickly? Yours is a lovely color, Rurality.
The last cicadas I saw were the "Seventeen Year Locust" in Illinois a year ago.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

pablo said...

And ready for her close up too.

Pamela said...

I heard them once --- when we were in Delaware. They were deafening.

Rurality said...

NCMW, none? That is strange! Here's they're a regular summer orchestra.

Karl, yeah I think it's those wide-set eyes. :)

Jill, OK you're scaring me now!

Lauren, I get so used to hearing them that it's just like background noise. But I think I'd miss it if it weren't there.

Annie, I'd never seen one this color before. I never used to see them either, only their empty shells. But out here in the country - I don't know if they are more abundant, or if I'm just outside more.

Pablo, yeah! She wasn't too coordinated yet though.

Pamela, you get used to it. :)

Jen said...

That is an extremely cute cicada.

spookydragonfly said...

We had the cicadas that come once every 17 years..a few years ago. We live on 16-1/2 acres, way back, completely surrounded by trees...we were just building our cabin and camped in a small storage barn as we built on the weekends...when THEY came...encircled by all the woods...I thought I was going to lose my mind..just deafening!..my hubby drove me into town ao we could sit in a DQ for awhile!!!...mmm??...how many years do I have left before the next invasion?!