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Periodical Cicada (HOMOPTERA)
Image Description
emergence holes Emergence or Exit Holes
of Nymphs from the Soil


(Leon Higley, UNL Entomology)
newly enclosed adult Freshly-Eclosed Adult
from Nymphal "Shell"


(Leon Higley, UNL Entomology)
resonating adults Adults Resonating Their
Shrill Mating Songs


(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
mating adults Adults Mating

(Leon Higley, UNL Entomology)
egg laying Adult Female Depositing
Series of Eggs into Twig


(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
oviposition damage Close-Up of Damage
Caused by Oviposition


(Steve Spomer, UNL Entomology)
cicada eggs Close-Up of Cicada Eggs
Inserted into Twig Interior


(Steve Spomer, UNL Entomology)
dead twig from egg laying Twig Death Resulting
from Oviposition


(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)