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July 15, 2012

Hard to believe this little bugger is what drowns out everything else on summer nights.

There is a story attached to this one (to be posted soon).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2012 10:11 pm

    Don’t they shed their exoskeletons at some point? BTW, your closeup photography is amazing.

    • July 15, 2012 10:20 pm

      The eggs hatch to nymphs, which spend a few years burrowing underground. When they molt, they leave behind the hard shell and become the adult shown above. Time lapse of molt here:

  2. namastemama permalink
    July 16, 2012 12:01 pm

    I think these critters are just creepy gross.

    • July 16, 2012 12:19 pm

      Ha just wait til my nest post. 😉

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