Cicada Eyes – Single Image Sundays

2 Sep


These guys are making a furious noise in the trees here in North Carolina. Every 13 years or so, depending on the species they come around, and I was lucky enough to get some shots of one over the weekend. I believe it may be part of Brood I, but I’m not totally sure. I took this with my iPhone, using Hipstamatic and a macro attachment lens.

What do you think? Have you experienced any of these critters around your neck of the woods? Let us hear from you in the comments!

2 Responses to “Cicada Eyes – Single Image Sundays”

  1. patty killi September 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    While in the shower the other morning, a screeching sound from the plumbing made me think something was horribly wrong. I quickly turned off the water, but the sound didn’t stop. Oddly, it sounded like a cicada being tortured. I walked into my bedroom, and there was my newly-adopted cat, batting around a poor captured cicada, ON MY BED. Dripping and naked, I grabbed a towel and threw it over the insect and threw it on my deck. When I got home from work, I gingerly lifted the towel and saw that the poor battered bug had made an escape.

    • rsmithing September 10, 2012 at 1:31 am #

      Oh, wow. Well, at least you identified the source of the screeching.

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