(This question is not important so put it at bottom of pile, but I am curious.) A cpl days ago there was a large cicada lying still in the middle of my sunny, trex type deck. I scooped it into a cup, then relocated it into a shrub. The following day it (I assume, since have seen no others on my property) was back in the same place! I removed it again, and today saw its dead body below the shrub. I can't keep from wondering why it would have selected that spot to begin with, then returned. Any ideas?
Anne Arundel County Maryland
We have been experiencing cool nights and the cicada was looking for a nice sunny spot to warm up. In general, an annual cicadas life cycle is typically 2-3 years.
OK, but doesn't account for why it returned to the same spot on the deck (which is 300 sq ft). Oh well.