Specimen NC 308 | Cicada

[neotibicen superbus]

Neotibicen species have loud, complex songs, even (in many cases) distinct song phrases. Males produce loud calls in the afternoon or evening to attract females. These sounds, distinctive for each species, are produced by organs below the abdomen’s base.

SPECIAL THANKS

to the Museum of York County

for their generous permission to paint right there in their Naturalist Center—so I could experience these beautiful creations up close and personal.

 

Specimen NC 308

Cicada

oil & gold leaf on wood

3.25 x 5.25 in

2017