Subject: Beige colored bug (looks like some type of beetle) with pinchers
Geographic location of the bug: Western Pennsylvlania
Time: 02:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi I took a few photos of this very bland beige colored beetle looking bug (but may be something else) with bulging eyes and pinchers almost like crayfish/crabs on my arbor this morning Is not in my insect book so hoping you can help. Thank you.
How you want your letter signed: Marge
This is not a Beetle, and at this point it is not even an insect. This is the cast off exoskeleton or exuvia of a Cicada. The Cicada nymph has been living underground, and as it approached maturity, it dug to the surface and molted for the final time, eventually flying away as an adult winged Cicada.