Subject:  In my garden
Geographic location of the bug:  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date: 07/31/2018
Time: 07:10 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This guy might be common, but I know next to nothing about it – can you help identify what this is? He rolled over in the second picture.
How you want your letter signed:  B

Cicada Nymph

Dear B,
This is an immature Cicada nymph.  Cicada nymphs live underground for several years feeding from plant roots, after which they burrow to the surface and molt for the final time, emerging as winged adult Cicadas.  The shed skin left behind is known as an exuvia.

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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