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Macro of Cicada. This female may have chosen Wrigley's (my dog) grass garden to spend the final moments of it's life cycle after having layed it's eggs in my Maple tree. This is probably an "Annual" Cicada (Tibicen Linnei) as opposed to the "Periodical" Cicada which has a life cycle between 13 and 17 years. The dark line running from just behind the forelegs to the middle legs is a feeding tube. Which leaves me to find out what the breathing mask looking piece of equipment between and just below the eyes may be. http://www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/magicicada/Michigan/Index.html http://www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/magicicada/Periodical/Index.html


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Rangy Lil



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Date: Sat August 19, 2006
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smw57
Great close up work Lil! Lovely detail. Wierd beastie! LOL Smile


...Steve
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#1 Sun August 20, 2006 7:57am

steve cherry
I thought this was a crab at first from the thumb - nice macro and a good angle too.
Steve Cherry
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#2 Mon August 21, 2006 7:24pm

etfon911
I like it a lot! First shot I've seen where you ventured into the other world of flowers...really neat! There's a guy here in Maryland everyone calls "Cicada Man". I think he did a special for PBS when the 17-year cicadas were last out. You might be able to find him on the web, by that name. :o)
#3 Wed August 23, 2006 10:55pm

Rangy Lil
Thanks ET I'll look him up. Lil
Be Cool, don't freeze...
#4 Wed August 23, 2006 11:25pm

javajockey
wow
#5 Thu August 24, 2006 1:27pm




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