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rd95  ·  109 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I found this Cicada emerging from his shell yesterday.

The sound of cicadas is one of my favorite sounds of summer. They're these amazing little things that always seem to be off in the distance, where you can hear them at all hours, but never seem to spot any. More often than not, the only sign you'll ever come across that they're there, besides their sound, is the little husks they leave behind.




keifermiller  ·  109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    More often than not, the only sign you'll ever come across that they're there, besides their sound, is the little husks they leave behind.

It was really neat to watch it emerging from the husk.

The dog, though, has gotten quite good at spotting the little guys. Apparently they are delicious.

tacocat  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My cousin ate one once. They taste like almonds

bfv  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did he win the bet?

tacocat  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. Kinda. There wasn't a formal bet. He just heard that they tasted Ok.

OftenBen  ·  109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The dog, though, has gotten quite good at spotting the little guys. Apparently they are delicious.

My hero!

tacocat  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I see them occasionally. They're the only bug that doesn't sting that I avoid. They're loud just by virtue of their size when they fly.