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Tibicen canicularis cicadas in Adams, MA.

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Tibicen canicularis cicadas in Adams, MA.

Have seen about 4 empty shells, two or three live adult cicadas, one emerging from shell and one still in shell in my yard.

Date Posted: 2011-07-26 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-27 | Website:

Hi Kristin,

Thanks for sharing your photos. All of them seem to be of the species known as Tibicen canicularis, the Northern Dog-Day cicada. It is not unusual for cicadas of that species to emerge during the day time as I've witnessed it many times myself. I am curious, can you describe the habitat and vegitation in your area? Do you have mostly pine trees around or are they mostly hard-wood trees?

Thanks for sharing. Always good to get sightings in the western part of the state of Massachusetts.

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