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Cicadas doin.........

By handlerstudio  
A few years ago, it was the time of the 17 Year Locusts, which really are cicadas. The live under trees for 17 years going through whatever metamorphic stages cicadas go through, then they come out, eat a lot and mate like there is no tomorrow, which actually is the case......Then the lay eggs, and die, and the cycle starts all over again. When they are out flying around, they make a noise like a 1950's science fiction movie, and if you are driving, they dive bomb your windshield. Dog owners are warned to keep them inside, because they will eat the buggers, lots of them, and then get sick.

Well, I saw a pair doing "it" and I just had to shoot them in the act.

I was tempted to classify this as having adult content............

Tags: Photo journalism Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Cicadas having sex

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16 Mar 2013 2:21AM
Great image! Their bodies almost look like leather! Great info as well!

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What looks like leather is their wings.....

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 4:03AM
What an excellent and interesting write up and photo Peter !! An amazing insect indeed !! Great stuff this Smile
johnke 5 223 15
16 Mar 2013 6:14AM
A good Nature shot and Narrative..John
wow great close up well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:42PM
An amazing & interesting shot
I find the red eyes of the cicadas pretty amazing to look at.

16 Mar 2013 8:25PM
Excellent capture and interesting write up, Peter !
16 Mar 2013 9:17PM
fantastic detail and great description Smile
hankfoto 8 1 United States
9 Apr 2013 5:27AM
Great info and the photo is one of a kind. I always thought it was Grasshoppers werethe Locoust. But you enlighted me. Once again thanks.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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