spending years in the ground. Just in front of it is the
discarded exoskeleton of a nymph that has already molted.
with wings that must expand and dry over several hours.
while its wings complete the drying process.
seen on the twig from the cicadaís egg laying. Eventually the end
of the twig breaks off and falls to the ground.
The linear scars from egg laying can be seen on the twig by the penny.
the smaller branches have broken and died and will eventually fall to
the ground. Initially it doesnít look like the cicadas are doing much
damage but they are to smaller trees and shrubs. Larger plants arenít
hurt much by the loss of a relatively few ends of their branches. The
cicadas didnít molest my white pine trees.