Pharaoh Cicada

Regular price $75.00

Magicicada septendecim is a species of periodical cicada found in North America, known for its unique 17-year life cycle. These cicadas spend most of their lives underground as nymphs, feeding on root fluids. After 17 years, they emerge en masse to molt into adults, reproduce, and then die shortly after. The synchronized emergence, often in enormous numbers, helps overwhelm predators and ensures species survival. Adults are known for their loud, distinctive mating calls, which can be heard during their brief above-ground period in late spring and early summer.

This specimen is encased in a 5” x 5” frame.