Cicadas (17 year locusts) May 2004 in Hydes, Maryland, USA
You can hear them in the trees as a persistant backgound hummmming. Sort of like the background microwave radiation left over from the big bang that we receive as static on an untuned televisioon set.
A cluster of the discarded pupal cases at the base of a large Silver Maple tree in Glen Arm, Maryland. |
This picture gives you some idea of how numerous these insects can be.
Photo courtesy of Bob Marciszewski.
At Bob's house the Cicada music makes it difficult to engage in conversation when outside.
Selected Cicada Web Sites
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