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Cicada Exoskeleton

species unknown


Cicada nymphs live underground and feed on the sap of tree and shrub roots, which can last anywhere from 1 to 17 years depending on the species. When they approach maturity, they dig to the surface using their claw-like front feet and molt into winged adults, leaving the exoskeleton behind.


Approximately 1.25" long. Observed in a deciduous woodland area.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012

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