Friday, July 6, 2012
I'm stuck in insect mode at the moment. This morning I found a cicada on one of my photo back drops. Cicadas first live underground where they live as nymphs sucking on the juices from tree roots. They come above ground to molt. After molting the male cicadas then begin their frenzied, noisy search for a receptive female to breed with. The female lays eggs and when the nymphs hatch they burrow down into the soil and attach themselves to tree roots to feed. Some species only come to the surface to breed every seventeen years. They are one weird looking bug. By the way they don't bite or sting though they are kind of grabby with those legs.
God's love and blessings to all,