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Large Magicicada Nymph Shelbyville, IL

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Large Magicicada Nymph Shelbyville, IL

i found more than i could count and they are right under the soil. the one in the photo is as large as a tibicen! IT was over an inch and inmature but was as large as a T linnei nypth. 1 or two were mature nypths and found one shell.

Date Posted: 2011-05-18 Comments: (3) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-19 | Website:

Hey Jake,

That sure is one strange Magicicada nymph. It does look immature still. Were the nymphs eyes red? From your photo they look more like a dark brown color.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted By: jake readnour | On: 2011-05-21 | Website:

nymphs are at adult stage this week. i expect them in 5 days to start emerging

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-21 | Website:

Definitely won't be long now Jake.

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