What are Cicadas
Cicadas Described
Annual vs. Periodical
 
Cicada Lifecycle
Nymph and Emergence
Final Molt
Courtship-Lekking
Mating
Egg Laying
Hatching
 
Brood Distribution
Explanation
Interactive Map
 
Credits
 
Preserve Home
The Molt

Once the nymphs come out of the ground they climb up onto something (like a tree) and molt into an immature adult. This happens at night when they are less likely to be eaten!