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Cicada Courtship and Reproduction

 Male Magicicada septendecim singing

Male  Magicicada septendecim   singing, note inflated abdomen.


 Magicicada septendecim breeding

 Magicicada septendecim   breeding.

Egg laying

female Cicada laying eggs

This female is laying eggs on the underside of a twig.

Egg depository

Periodical Cicada Egg depository on wild cherry twig

Egg depository on wild cherry twig.


Periodical Cicada shed pupal case

Note the heavy digging claw shape of the forelimbs and the residual dirt left over from the Cicada's digging efforts.

Selected Cicada Web Sites

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