Subject: Morphing Cicada?
Location: Midland, Michigan
August 10, 2017 5:54 pm
My kids and I found this guy on their swingset mid-morph, we believe. When we returned hours later, just the brown shell was left.
Signature: CHELSEA G.
You and your children were quite lucky to observe this Annual Cicada Metamorphosis. The nymph had been living underground for several years prior to digging to the surface to transform into a winged adult. The “brown shell” is the exoskeleton left behind, and it is called the exuvia.