Camouflage - where is it?

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue September. 10, 2017 1256 views

Cicada are extremely well camouflaged being colored like tree bark. Their wings are partly transparent and antireflective. Cicadas stop singing if someone like me with a camera come to close, but after a while the concert is as loud as it was before. Large cicadas drink plant sap and can fly rapidly to escape if disturbed. They didn’t know the slogan “don’t drink and fly”! One of the cicadas was so drunk it mixed up my husband with a tree and tried to drink from his neck. My husband was NOT amused.

Where is the cicada (Cicada orni), Vo’/Italy?

Where is the cicada (Cicada orni), Vo’/Italy?

There it is!

There it is!

This are the exuviae, the remains of an exoskeleton of larvae, which are the juvenile cicidas. Sometimes there are sticked hundreds exuviae all over the bark of a tree.

Covered with exuviae, Castello Carrarese, Este/Italy

Covered with exuviae, Castello Carrarese, Este/Italy

Alien ...

Alien ...

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Heike 2 years, 10 months ago

Am Baum sehen sie wirklich schön aus, aber ich möchte sie auch nicht an mir kleben haben. smile

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 2 years, 10 months ago

Vor allem nicht, wenn sie es doch irgendwie, wenn auch versehentlich, schaffen dich anzuzapfen. Das macht hektisch!

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 10 months ago

Pure Alien indeed. TFS

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 10 months ago

AND they come en masse ... smile

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 11 months ago

Can't they use Them in the army as camouflage mentors. Like the Storytelling

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanks!
smile  ... and the authorities wouldn't find their soldiers either ...

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Tawnya Boe 2 years, 11 months ago

This series is amazing shots. I loved learning about the exoskeleton. So gross, yet so COOL! purple heart

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Tawnya Boe 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanks! It was the first photo of our summer holidays ... and I just followed the "noise".

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
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