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Dog-day Cicadas

May 30, 2024

Dog-day Cicadas

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Byron Towles Byron Towles

Annual cicadas (Neotibicen sp.) appear annually, unlike the periodical cicadas which appear every 13 or 17 years to great fanfare in great numbers. Annual cicadas are easily distinguished from their more famous cousins by their larger size and lack of red eyes. Also called “Dog-day Cicadas”, they are rarely seen, but often heard in the waning days of summer.

As a child growing up in New York City, their calls always heralded the end of glorious days of fun and freedom, and the start of a new school year.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as one of the top submissions for Wild View’s Summer Celebration assignment. Congratulations!

Canon EOS 7D MK II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS zoom lens and EF 1.4x II extender

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michael rosenberg
May 31, 2024 at 8:42 pm

Quite an excellent photograph!