Cicada Without A Body

I photographed this Cicada Without A Body on my deck here in Arkansas. I read that Cicadas with missing abdomens are usually victims of a fungal infection.

Since the digestive and reproductive systems are not essential for survival, mature Cicadas—which have a maximum lifespan of a few weeks—can endure this for a while.

Cicada Without A Body
Cicada Without A Body

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: My Yard (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 5, 2022 (08:51 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 640 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/2
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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