The Similar Dog-Day Cicada, 25 August 2013

Neotibicen similaris, the Similar dog-day cicada;
Volusia county, Florida (25 August 2013).

Continuing our little run of cicada posts, featured here is a Similar dog-day cicada (Neotibicen similaris) photographed on my back patio in Volusia county, Florida. I’ve divided the photographs into two sets.

This first set of photographs below features a Similar dog-day cicada photographed at night. I found the cicada bunkered down and stretched out on the edge of my back patio; it had likely undergone ecdysis three or four hours before I came across it:

The next morning (well before sunrise), I was pleasantly surprised to find the same cicada still hanging out on my back patio. By now, however, it had darkened up a bit (as they do after ecdysis):

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