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Walker's Cicada

image of Walker's Cicada clinging to a perch

Walker's cicada, Tibicen pronotalis, is one of several annual cicadas in Missouri. It is one of our loudest cicadas, calling with a rapid, pulsing, droning rasp in late afternoon and evening during the hottest part of summer. They live as nymphs underground for about three years, and spend about two weeks as winged adults.

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http://mdc.mo.gov/node/21265