cicadas

Asked September 11, 2017, 6:44 PM EDT

(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 cicada insect annual cicada

2 Responses

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.
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OK, but doesn't account for why it returned to the same spot on the deck (which is 300 sq ft). Oh well.