Jun 14, 2006

Smart Bug

The cicada is a smart bug. Some species (such as the dog day fly below) spend between 13 - 17 years underground looking like the above picture (that is just the molted exoskeleton, but you get the picture). Only after shedding this skin (and turning out like the photo below) do they bother trying to find a mate. Very smart.

Thanks for the photos,

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