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Old 07-30-2010, 08:32 AM   #81
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Ohhhhhhh He' gonna love that!
I can't wait to show him HIS bug (A cicada) AND a cartoon! ....Thanks Equill!!!!!!
Oh, it is a cidada--I remember seeing tons of them at a family reunion in Kentucky! I guess I've just never seen one up close--or maybe it is a different species.

Lucky kid--nice added treat for him--thanks Equil.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:14 AM   #82
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His critter is a shoe in for the ugly bug ball....
YouTube - Ugly Bug Ball (Sing Along Songs)
Does that bring back memories or what???
That was precious, Equilibrium! I'll bet my students would get a kick out of that song!
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:20 AM   #83
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The cicada nymph will go through one more molt shedding its skin into adulthood.

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While the familiar green-and-black Dog-Day Cicadas are present every July and August in small numbers, the Periodical Cicadas appear, simultaneously, only once in seventeen years in any given area.

Periodical cicadas do not emerge everywhere at the same time. Twelve broods of 17-year cicadas appear in different areas of the northeastern U.S. in different years, emerging from late May through June.

Their bright red eyes and reddish markings distinguish the Periodical Cicadas from the Dog-Day Cicadas which have the green markings.

Each brood actually consists of up to three separate species which all emerge together. Each looks slightly different and the males of each species court their ladies with a different serenade. If a human takes the time to listen and try to sort out what seems to be cacophony, he or she can easily distinguish these three songs.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:13 AM   #84
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Yep, that's a Cicada nymph getting ready to emerge into adulthood. here's a shot I took of a 17-year Periodic Cicada in 2007 when they emerged here. You can see the shell that it's crawling out of that looks very similar to other Cicada species.

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:06 AM   #85
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Awe... Another one I can show him.
HIS bug..... () All grown up! Thanks Jpdenk
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Haven't seen much to photograph this month...
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Here's one from a past July
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A two-fer!!! Way cool.
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Here's one from a past July

That is an amazing capture--I meant with your camera, but I guess it goes for the spider too.
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The spider appears to be Misumena vatia, a species commonly known as the goldenrod crab spider - see Misumena vatia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has a very wide distribution, and the females can change their color to some degree, depending in what color flower(s) they are on. Also, their venom must be very fast-acting, as they easily can overcome prey larger than themselves.
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