Saturday, July 25, 2009

Newborn cicada



Every summer I run into the moments of a grub's casting. Usually casting begins in the evening when it gets dark. It was so interesting for me to find one here that a little grub starts its casting early in the evening when I went to the mail box outside to pick up a evening newspaper. It must be quite a job for him to come out by stretching backwards first and before he falls off, he stretches forward and reaches to his previous body he has just casted away.
It is said that Cicadas in Japan live only two weeks in the trees while they live underground for seven years until they come outside on the ground.
Casting is such an exciting moment. Even its little wings are still wet and shrinked. His round and large dark eyes are cute against his white body. By the time the wings get dry, the color of a newborn cicada turns to dark. Then it's time to fly. Good luck! Live up your life!

7 comments:

Jeany said...

Hi Mekkan, thank you for you so kind words at my blog. And want to tell you that you also can participated at the yahoo swaps off inches. You only have to give up your name and so on, http://de.groups.yahoo.com/group/inchiesgroup/ I know from some other members that there are also many other groups, also photos, so perhaps you can look there if you like some, and participated if you like it. There are often also members from other countries. And if you like, we, you and me, can also do a swap together? Find a theme or so? Just let me know OK?
I hope you enjoy your time alone, without your husband, sometimes this is ok for a while, don’t you thing too? I love your photos from the shade butterfly, so good that this is succeed. A true photographer. Have a nice weekend, best wishes from Jeany.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

How interesting...7 years is very long for such a tiny creature!
Lovely weekend dear!!

xo*

Anya said...

Wow !!
BEAUTIFUL shots and
soooo lovely words :)
Have a nice weekend ^__^

Little Miss Tiara said...

wow! Those are really cool shots! You can really captured the moment, seriously cool and pretty :)

Pamela said...

Oh, how cool! My sister and little nephew found a cicada just last week! I'll have to send her a link to this post--she'll love it!

I hope all is well with you my friend! :)

katztales said...

What great pics! We had a cicada in the bedroom last week. It was so loud it sounded like a fog horn! I found it the next morning and it was just 1 cm long. I put him in the garden and told him not to come back. Wish I had your camera skills so I could take a pic.

Dionne said...

I had no idea about the lifespan of a cicada! That's so interesting. I have never seen one shed, but I am sure it would be fascinating to see that transformation.