Nymphs coming out of the ground at night. On May 29th there were so many emerging
you could literally hear them crawling up the trees.
We caught this one just coming out of his shell. You can see the shell behind him.
This is one of the first hatches on May 24th.
These below are what my lilies and hedges looked like in early June 2007
These are the slits they make in the trees to deposit their eggs.
Goodbye Little Buggies. We’ll see you again in 2024!
Cicadas, Cicadas EVERYWHERE
In spring/summer 2007 we were hit by the 17 year cicadas Brood Xlll :-) It’s the
largest brood of all of them and it was right here in Villa Park. Neither of us remember
this many bugs. We must not have been in a hard hit area before. We’re not complaining
though, we both thought they were kinda cool. They are nice little bugs as far as
bugs go. Very photogenic. This little cutie crawling all over my web page was also
the star of my Cicada Season’s smock for work. He’s also stared on a few t-shirts
I made. Here’s some pictures of our yard full of cicadas. Wilson loved to graze on
them, however Skip prefers his dog food ; )