A Tale of Two Cicadas

Annual summertime cicadas (Tibicen canicularis) versus periodicals, in this case the 17 year variety (Magicicada septendecim). A tough beauty contest to judge, but the annuals have prettier eyes.

Annual cicada, Virginia, 2012.
Annual cicada, Virginia, 2012.

17 year cicada, Virginia, 2013.
17 year cicada, Virginia, 2013.

Soon to be just a shell, as the adult emerges.
Soon to be just a shell, as the adult emerges.

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