The insects spend the majority of their lives underground, in a nymph state. The emergence time is different for different species but the nymphs of this species emerge from the ground in the spring of the 17th year and transition to mature cicadas, ready to breed.
The 17-year life cycle of this periodical cicada species makes it one of the longest-lived insects. #BroodIX
Taken With: SM-G950U1
Date Taken: 06/03/2020