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This photo was taken near Lake Carlos last week. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)

Photo of the Week - Cicada

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After spending 17 years underground as a nymph, a cicada molts and then unfolds and dries its new wings.

This photo was taken near Lake Carlos last week.

Adult cicadas, which create the loud buzzing sound often heard in the late summer, only live a few weeks before they mate and lay eggs on tree branches. In six to 10 weeks, the eggs hatch, fall to the ground and burrow into the soil to start the cycle all over again.

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