Watch this video to see Brood X cicadas mating and two females laying eggs in the slits they created in the branches of a red maple tree and an abelia shrub. Continue reading →
For some cicadas, the molting process can be long and arduous, taking up to an hour or more. After the nymph emerges from the ground and chooses a spot (usually one that is vertical, on a plant leaf or stem … Continue reading →
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