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Superb Dog-Day Cicada (24)
tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
The cicadas were out in full force last week in Oklahoma. Every evening after sunset I would venture outside in the darkness in hopes of finding a cicada emerging from its exoskeleton.

The trees, buildings, fences and even my grandchildrens tree hut was already covered with empty exoskeletons from previous night time hatches.

Ironically this particular cicada decided to hatch early in the morning on a very cloudy day. I was thrilled to be able to photograph it when the light was just right.

I will post in a WS one of my many night time images.

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tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
taken after dark
Edited by:tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)

Photo taken after dark with flash