Cicadas in April?!

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Subject: Cicadas in April?!
From: Ashwin Rudder <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:59:58 +1000
I have just found a Green Grocer Cicada nymph (fully developed) awkwardly
wandering around my backyard looking for somewhere to shed its shell. I
cannot recall having ever recorded a Green Grocer outside of summer in our
area (Sydney, inner-west to be precise), and April is very late in general
for a cicada to be emerging isn't it? Can anyone suggest why it might have
decided now was the right moment to look for a mate?

Apologies to those who believe this is an inappropriate forum to be raising
this, but given birders tend to be much more aware of the natural
environment than others I know I felt some might have something to share on
the topic.


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