Cicada emerging from it's shell

Cicada emerging from it's shell

cicada-a fabulous summer evenings sound maker!

cicada - looking at this picture of a person holding the giant bug gives me the creeps.

(Megatibicen tremulus)  Large Brown cicada - Western USA

(Megatibicen tremulus) Large Brown cicada - Western USA

cicada leaving it's old shell...it's wings are rolled for the first few minutes till they unfurl and dry...it's fascinating to watch the process

An annual cicada leaving its old shell - Its wings are rolled for a short while until they unfurl and dry.

A cicada pumping up it's wings after emerging. (In Australia)

A cicada pumping up it's wings after emerging. (In Australia)

Molting Cicada by Prem Balson - Nature Is Beautiful

wk 13 great link Molting Cicada by Prem Balson. I find these "shells" they leave behind all over. kinda eerie, like an empty snake skin.

Cicada’s wings | discover-wd

CIGARRA = Cicada’s wings are covered by pillar-like protrusions that shred bacteria to pieces. When a bacterium reaches the surface of the wing, it sticks to the surface of the pillars and its cellular membrane stretches until torn apart.

Tacua speciosa. A newly emerged Emperor Cicada,...

Tacua speciosa by Ch'ien C. Lee (Tacua speciosa is a very large Southeast Asian species of cicada.

For some reason cicada's buzzing in the trees makes me feel at peace.

This is a dog day cicada. This is the one that we see the most in North Texas.

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