This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Cicada

I found a cicada on the street and it was content to sit on my finger for a few minutes before it flew away.
There are many species of cicada. They spend their larval stage underground sucking sap from tree roots. They emerge as adults to mate and lay eggs, so they do not live very long. This one may be from the genus Tibicen, and it looks a lot like this species.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice picture!

Anonymous said...

Which of your sons collected cicadas? You are an expert still.