Cicada Exuvia

Subject: Exoskeleton
Location: Massachusetts
July 29, 2016 4:27 am
Found a molted exoskeleton this morning outside the thing is huge! It’s Brown and has two small claw s in the front. What is this freaky thing
Signature: Wyatt Demo

Cicada Exuvia
Cicada Exuvia

Dear Wyatt,
This exoskeleton is the Exuvia of a Cicada.  After spending several years underground feeding from the sap in roots, the Cicada Nymph digs to the surface, molts for the last time, and flies off as an adult Cicada, leaving behind the Exuvia.

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