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More Brood XIX from Pittsboro Area

Watched one emerge last night - took over an hour from the time it stopped crawling up the twig until it was out with wings extended. Amazing critters.

Mike Dunn

Date Posted: 2011-05-03 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-04 | Website:

Hi Mike,

Once again, thanks for the excellent photos. This is a real cool series. Your estimation of the eclose time is quite accurate to the time when the wings are fully extended.

However, I'd like to add an additional 30 minutes to your estimate and say that once wings are extended, it takes another 30 minutes for the wings to fold in "roof-like" over the body.

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