Brood X Cicadas in the Morning

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These pictures were taken an hour and twenty minutes apart. By 8:12 a.m. the cicada’s body had turned a light gray and wings had fully expanded and soon after, it started its climb up the trunk of a large oak tree.
Photo © Mary Free

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