Periodical Cicada (Seventeen-year Cicada), Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus 1758). 17-year cicada (Brood II). Near Brentsville, Prince William County, Virginia, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2013.
I counted four of these within a 7meter radius. About 5cm long.
More Brood II cicada sightings. A bush outside of the Smoketown Station Panera in Woodbridge Virginia had about a half dozen cicadas.
First Brood II cicada sighting. It and its shell were found on an American chestnut hybrid.
A cicada with green wings molted as I watched. I had been moving big pieces of bark in my outside woodpile and suddenly saw it attached to the underside of one of the bark pieces. I ran to get my camera and when I came back it was moving around, which is why it is on the upper side of the bark in the photo. I damaged it when I was moving the bark around, as you'll see if you look at the photo. There is a drop of greenish fluid at the base of the left wing.
I left again, and the second time I came back it had disappeared. I wonder if the woodpile lizards got it.
A cicada with blue wings had just molted and was resting on its exoskeleton. I don't know the species. It was in an oak woodland setting, north slope, but I didn't record the kind of plant it was on. I would like to know the species so I can learn its life history.
August 21 2010
This must have been a fairly freshly emerged Cicada if you look at a larger version it appears to have gold dust on it. I had two today like this one.
Periodical Cicada (Seventeen-year Cicada), Magicicada cf. M. septendecim (Linnaeus 1758). 17-year cicada (Brood II). Near Brentsville, Prince William County, Virginia, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2013.
I think this may be a cicada nymph, it was living in a burrow under a rock in a Croatian meadow.