first, thanks for the site! good info and great pictures. I thought I would share these with you. we recently found a cicada in the process of hatching, the pictures of it only halfway out of the shell have gone missing but we do still have these that show it on the shell.
the cord in the picture is a standard outdoor extension cord about 3/8 of an inch in diameter.
Thank you for your beautiful photos documenting metamorphosis of the cicada. They will greatly enhance our cicada page.