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T. pruinosus teneral in Topeka, KS

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T. pruinosus teneral in Topeka, KS

I was feeding goldfish and koi carp in my pond when this female T. pruinosus teneral dropped down near some honeysuckle. She is fully formed and unhurt, just has to wait a bit for her to dry and produce pruinosity. I decided to post this for this is actually my first teneral sighting this year. Most seem to molt out in the evening or early morning.

Date Posted: 2011-08-15 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-08-17 | Website:

Congratulations Jimmy,

It makes one wonder what actually happened in order for a newly formed teneral to just fall out of the sky like that. Great find!

Posted By: Jimmy Wu | On: 2011-08-18 | Website:

I do not know what caused this to happen, but all in all, she eventually dried and developed pruinosity. I have put herself and another male in an enclosure with a plant for food. Hopefully they will mate soon.

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