I had opportunity to photograph this individual’s entire molt sequence yesterday. I’ll process and post the sequence later.
General information regarding dog day cicadas can be found at http://thingsbiological.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/dog-day-cicada-tibicen-canicularis/.
Close-ups of an adult dog day cicada with full adult coloration can be found at http://thingsbiological.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/for-ms-maxsons-class-dog-day-cicadas-tibicen-canicularis-up-close-and-personal/.
North Carolina State University’s Insect Museum just put out a well written, concise post regarding cicada anatomy and how it allows them to produce their familiar summer chorus.