Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

17 year Cicadas

The periodical (17 year) cicadas are emerging in Centre County, PA this year! This morning I saw some emerging. Some were still light colored and soft- fresh out of their exoskeletons. Can you believe these awesome looking alien insects have been living under the soil drinking juice from tree roots for 17 years?! What a life!

For more cicada info check out these fun websites: http://magicicada.org/magicicada.php, http://www.cicadamania.com/broodxivmap.html.

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