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Tibicen and Magicicada Exuvia Blue Springs, MO

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Tibicen and Magicicada Exuvia Blue Springs, MO

Here are some pic's if you would like to add them to your site. My son's decided to have a cicada shell hunt this morning and they went all out. They found a bunch of old brood XIX and some recent Tibicen exuvia in our backyard. I now have my new camera set up to take some great nightime macro shots. I had several I could have gotten pic's of last night but didn't have my camera with me. I will send them to you when I get more and you are welcome to post them on your site.



Date Posted: 2011-07-05 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-07 | Website:

Wow Sanjeev,

That sure is a ton of Magicicada cast-off nymphal skins. I am amazed at the amount that were collected.

I am also surprised that these are a result of a 4 year early straggling event and that these are from Brood IV which isn't scheduled to arrive in Blue Springs MO until 2015.

Nice comparison shots with regular Tibicen exuvia. It seems like it will be a banner year for Tibicens there.

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