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Night-time Cemetery Visits

9:45 pm - I decided to head to Pine Ridge and try my luck here. I found many signs of exuvia on many trees with the majority of them being pine. No Cicadas molting however as it is a very cool evening. The shells I'm seeing may be a result of daytime molting. Since the exuvia were on pine trees I am going to assume that these are nymph shells left behind by Tibicen canicularis.

Night Visit Number 2 St. Patrick Cemetery - Lowell, MA.

10:42 pm - With no luck at Pine Ridge I decided to head to St. Patrick. I find even more evidence of exuvia. I walk around checking my favorite Ash trees. I found one T. lyricen in the middle of molting. I see that my friendly skunk (the one I wrote about previously) has also decided to pay me a visit. I manage to steer clear of it however. I keep forgetting to bring my camera however, I coulda got some great shots of him.

The T. lyricen looks different from others that I have found so I decided to take this guy. I had to wait for him to complete the molt process.

While waiting I decided to walk around the cemetery and check for others. I found a T. canicularis molting on a pine tree.

I didn't get out of St. Patrick Cemetery till almost 1:00 am!

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