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Tibicen lyricen in Norton, MA

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Tibicen lyricen in Norton, MA

I had never seen a cicada before and have lived here 23 year.

Date Posted: 2011-07-13 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-13 | Website:

Hi Patricia,

Thanks for the cool photo of a Tibicen lyricen cicada. I can tell from this view and the shape of the abdomen, that this specimen is a female.

You are correct that often times cicadas are often heard and not seen. Thanks for sharing your photo and contributing to their distribution.

Posted By: john costa | On: 2011-07-14 | Website:

haha me too live in norton 13 years never saw on til this morning. searched internet to see what it was freaky but cool looking bug!

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