Cicada wing by Lawrence Curtis
As we enter the fall season, I am reflecting on things that characterize summertime (besides the heat, of course!). The nighttime buzz of cicadas came to mind. We lived in a very rural area when I was a child and I used to find cicada shells all over the place. I always thought they were kind of icky. Later in life, I saw photos of cicadas just after molting and realized how pretty and delicate they are.
Why do you think some insects become more popular than others? The cicada is a popular insect in the world of jewelry and art. Cicada wings are beautiful but so are many other insect wings. What do you guys think? Does anyone have insight into insect popularity?
If you want to learn more about cicadas, read here. My favorite fact is that a cicada can live for 17 years!