This illustration was created traditionally from a specimen that was first caught in 1996 during the 17 Year brood of Reston, Virginia. It was drawn using an old filed microscope and captured using the traditional medium of airbrushed lampblack watercolor and film pencil on ultra smooth press illustration board.

Magicicada septendecim (17-Year Cicada) Dorsal habitus illustrated as an anatomical study. Specimen collected by the artist during a 1996 Virginia brood of the 17-year cicada. © 2002 Fairman Studios, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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