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Cicada discarded skin

Description:

The discarded skin of a cicada. They go through a molting stage where they will shed this skin and emerge as adults. Often these skins are found still clinging to the surface of the plant or structure they were on.

Notes:

My son and I found several of these around the apartment today. All were still clinging to the walls and windows. My son was fascinated by them.



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2 Comments

ReannaDee
ReannaDee 3 years ago

They are amazing! I only wish that I had caught it emerging.

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 3 years ago

these creatures are amazing

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Lat: 36.05, Long: -95.79

Spotted on Jun 28, 2011
Submitted on Jun 28, 2011

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