Subject: Weird garden Bug
Location: Mansfield Ohio
August 23, 2017 4:18 pm
It is sitting on one of my tomato plant stacks. It is very odd. I don’t recall ever seeing it before
Signature: Nicole

Cicada Exuvia

Dear Nicole,
This is a Cicada exuvia, the cast-off exoskeleton.  Cicada nymphs live underground for years, feeding on the roots of plants, and when they near maturity, they dig to the surface and molt for the final time, emerging as winged adult Cicadas.

Location: Mansfield, Ohio

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