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Magicicadas at Lake Jordan, NC

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Magicicadas at Lake Jordan, NC

Here in central NC, the Brood XIX 13 yr. Periodical Cicidas are swarming & singing! We have observed 2 species - pictured. Magicicada tredecim (larger one w/ tan belly) & M. tredecassini (smaller species w/ black belly)

Strong chorus of both species (ear splitting) & thousands upon thousands of cicadas and molts!

Date Posted: 2011-05-05 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-06 | Website:

Wow Bill

That sure is a ton of cicadas! Things are really starting to hop along in North Carolina.

I even think I can even detect a mating attempt of two cicadas in the first photo. The urge to procreate is so strong in Magicicada males as well as other cicada species that even one male will attempt to mate with another. Can't tell the sex of these individuals from the photos though.

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