Freaky!!!!

17 08 2009
Cicada Escape - Luke Tiller

Cicada Escape - Luke Tiller

Cicadas sure are weird looking! Strange to think that this little thing has been hanging round in its nymphal stage for a couple of years before hatching out of its shell to annoy me with its constant droning through the hot and humid days of August. Pretty cool to see the thing popping out of its shell though. Anyway I found this rather cool time series animated gif on Wiki of one bursting out of it’s shell (here). Anyone have any idea which species it is? I am assuming it’s one of the Tibicens?