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  • Sharon Morneault

    The tree in my Grandmother's front yard always had the Cicala on it. I love to pick off the bug shells!

  • Ana Carolina

    Eu adorava as cigarras na minha terra... Na minha infância... (A cicada getting out of its old shell and sitting there to let itself dry. LOVE hearing these beautiful insects in late Summer, early Fall.)

  • Colin McLay

    Cicada emerging from larva.

  • Jasmine Peach

    cicada molting

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    animals, birds, insects etc...

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molting Cicada: A large homopterous insect with long transparent wings, occurring chiefly in warm countries. The male cicada makes a loud shrill droning noise after dark by vibrating two membranes on its abdomen.

I miss cicadas. When I was little I would find their shed exoskeletons everywhere, and hear the distinctive buzzing. "But that was Wisconsin. That was yesterday."- Bon Iver

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Metamorphosis. It is one thing to have a larvae or a worm, but that it would transform into a totally different insect, is really something else!

Cicada "coming out of its shell". The sound of cicadas singing on a hot summer evening is perfect to me.

Small organisms, like insects, have problems with sound short circuiting, where the insect's body is smaller than the wavelength of sound they emit, so no sound is spread outwards. In order to make a sound with a shorter wavelength, insects need what is called a frequency multiplier. For example, cicadas have tymbal muscles under their wings that are pulled back and vibrate quickly to produce higher frequency sounds, which are then amplified by a semi-hollow body.