The Brood X periodical cicadas have been living underground for 17 years. Watch a time lapse video of a periodical cicada nymph emerge from its underground home for the very first time.
After several tries I was finally able to capture a video of a nymph emerging. I have a lot of footage of nymphs that are NOT emerging - just poking their little heads out (see video below), but this is the first video I was able to get showing one actually coming out.
For example - this is what a lot of my cicada emergence video's look like:
More to come!