THE NYMPHS & EXUVIAE

Magicicada nymphs emerge by the thousands, sometimes by the millions.  There are so many of them, they sound like rain hitting the leaf litter as they walk across the forest floor.

After shedding off their old nymphal skins "exuviae," these "shells" of their former selves will often remain clinging to trees for many months long after the adults have already died.  They will serve as the memory of a distant phenomenon that only happens once every 17 years....

Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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broodx170a

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Note the trapped adult. Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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broodx116

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymphs
Magicicada Nymphs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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broodx96

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph & Exuviae
Magicicada Nymph & Exuviae

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

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Magicicada Nymph
Magicicada Nymph

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Exuviae
Magicicada Exuviae

Photograph taken 2001 - Brood XXII Clermont County, Ohio

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