Jul 11, 2021
The great Cicada, the sound of summertime here in Greece. These are truly amazing creatures, to me they look like mechanical aliens 🛸. After the eggs have hatched, the tiny nymphs will burrow down into the soil, where they will remain for anywhere between 2 to 17 years, they will then emerge when the temperature is warm enough, climb up the nearest vertical surface and then shed its exoskeleton, they will then live for approx 6 weeks. It's generally the males that make the most noise, vibrating their tymbals upto to an astonishing 100 decibels. That's the equivalent to a motorcycle engine running. There are over 3,000 different species of Cicada and each species has a different song.