Tuesday, May 20, 2008

17-Year Cicadas

It was just about a year ago that the 17-year cicadas started appearing in the Chicago area. These insects live in larval form underground, emerging every seventeen years to mate and start the cycle over again.
Some people found the cicadas to be annoying, but I loved them. They are interesting insects, harmless and docile. I had literally thousands of them in my yard, and took a lot of photos of them.
To mark the one year anniversary of their last emergence, I'll post photos I took of the cicadas for the next couple of days.

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