Brood IV, the 17-year cicadas, launched last month in Kansas and in five other states. These cicadas have been in the ground in their nymph stage for 17 years before they finally emerged. The females then lay eggs, which when they hatch, will drop to the ground and burrow for 17 years. I marvel at our wonderful Creator, who has intricately fashioned even the smallest insect.
Christopher captured a time-lapse video of one emerging from its shell, and I thought you’d enjoy some pictures with Abby too.
Just so you don’t think your speakers have a problem, this one does not have music.
“And God made the beast of the earth after his kind,
and cattle after their kind, and every thing that
creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God
saw that it was good.”