A cicada ladder?

The noisy songs of the cicada are a familiar feature of New Zealand summers. But this summer the grey clouds have quietened the usual noise and there have only been spasmodic days when I’ve heard their welcome sounds.

I was trimming back some foliage in our garden on Sunday and came across this branch containing the shed skins of at least 5 cicadas (the 5th is just out of this shot). It looked like a cicada ladder.

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5 thoughts on “A cicada ladder?

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      It did strike me as unusual too Juliet. A couple of skins dropped off as I cut the branch so there was quite a ladder full.


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