Friday, July 5, 2013

Not to be seen for another 17 years!

Or 13, or whatever year and whatever "brood" it might be...

Periodic Cicadas from Belleplain State Forest. I was about a week "late" for the full effect, but as it was it was pretty impressive. A good strong humming background noise, groups of insects on tree branches, and enough flying around to have a few land on me.

(Why you should have a quick release plate on your tripod.)

Well, hello there...

(Smaller than the yearly cicadas, and completely different coloration.)