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Giant Cicada from the jungles of Malaysian Borneo.

GIANT CICADA Brad Josephs writes: "Now this is a big cicada, in the jungles of Mulu, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. That's my hand. It's a monster- imperial.

Cicada, Zammara smaragdina

Cicada, Zammara smaragdina by Andreas Kay.Turquoise and black agate pietra dura with amber stain glass

Xylem sucker? Don't you know it's got poor nitrogen!?! Studying all night about bugs bugs bugs.

Up Close With a Cicada

Every late summer when I hear the cicada, I think of my childhood country home and smile. I use to collect the cicada shells as treasures.

The Cicada's Love Affair with Prime Numbers by Patrick di Justo, newyorker. Photo by  Ocean/Corbis. #Cicadas

The Cicada’s Love Affair With Prime Numbers

The Cicada's Love Affair with Prime Numbers by Patrick di Justo, newyorker. Photo by Ocean/Corbis.

Southern Dusky-winged Cicada (Southern Swamp Cicada) - Neotibicen tibicen

An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.

Cicadas are members of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, family Cicadidae and there are about 2500 species in the world. Some cicada species are present every year (annual cicadas) and some only come out every thirteen or seventeen years (periododical cicadas). They can be as beautiful as they are loud, like this specimen from South America. Colorful and very noisy, species in the genus Salvazana are also large (over 3 inches from wing-tip to wing-tip).

A colorful and very noisy, species of Cicada in the genus Salvazana is also large (over 3 inches from wing-tip to wing-tip).

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Shout out to Cicadas - this bug kept me up allll night my first day in Austin, Texas!

Massive Cicada from Sabah, Borneo Island

The empress cicada(Pomponia imperatoria) is a species of cicada from Southeast Asia. It is the largest species of cicada with a head-body le. Now THIS is a big bug

In case you haven't heard, we're going to be invaded by cicadas. <b>But it's not all bad, some of them are kinda cute.</b>

The 19 Cutest Cicadas On The Internet

In case you haven& heard, we& going to be invaded by cicadas.

Masked Devil, Cyclochila australasiae.  The ventral (underneath) view shows this cicadas amazing rostrum (its proboscis, mouthparts) which it uses to penetrate plant material to feed on its xylem.  The Masked Devil is thought to have a life cycle of seven years or more, most of that as a larvae underground, feeding on sap from tree roots. Large cicadas like the Masked Devil may survive as an adult for several months.

The ventral (underneath) view shows this cicadas amazing rostrum (its proboscis, mouthparts) which it uses to penetrate plant material to feed on.

Blue Cicada #paradiseawaits http://www.discoverybeachouse.com/

This photo from the TrekNature travel gallery is titled 'Blue Cicada Photo'.

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