Aug 21 2014
Throw Back Thursday (TBT):
August is a busy time for cicadas. Though there aren’t a lot of them this year, those that are here are busy mating and laying eggs for the next generation.
Did you know that cicadas lay their eggs under the bark of tree twigs? Eventually you can tell where they’ve done it because the leaves turn brown on the branch tips.
Back in 2008 I caught one in the act. Click here to read about cicadas laying eggs.
(photo of cicada on tree branch by John Tsui via Wikimedia Commons. photo of brown tree tips from Wikimedia Commons. Click on each image to see its original)