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Cicada (Magicicada sp.)
Cicada (Magicicada sp.)
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Title: Cicada (Magicicada sp.)


Cicada exoskeletons on forest floor. Cicadas (Cicadidae, Magicicada) are 13- and 17- year periodical cicadas of North America. These insects display a unique combination of long life cycles, periodicity, and mass emergences. Often called "locusts," but they are not locusts; locusts are "grasshopper-like" and belong to the order Orthoptera.

Location: VA, United States

Date Taken: 05/00/2004

Photographer: John J. Mosesso
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Type: JPEG image - 11.96 MB
Dimensions: 5196 x 3528

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