Subject: Beatle identification
Geographic location of the bug: On my dying pine tree in wpb fl
Time: 05:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Is this the southern pine bark beetle that is killing my trees just it’s adult form ?
How you want your letter signed: Thank you Susan
This is the shed exoskeleton or exuvia of a Cicada. The Cicada nymph lives underground for several years (as long as 17 years for the Periodical Cicada) and then digs to the surface where it molts, emerging as adult winged Cicada and leaving behind the exuvia.