What’s this bug?
Location: NE PA
August 8, 2011 7:11 pm
I found it on a type of pine tree. 3 of them. hanging upside down. It’s crusty. My dog grabbed it and chewed on it. Appears partially hollow. It’s eyes are transparent as well as some of its body. It has front claws like a crab. Thanks!
Signature: does not matter

Cicada Exuvia

Dear does not matter,
This is the Exuvia or cast off exoskeleton of a Cicada.  The Cicada nymph lives underground for several years feeding on the sap in tree roots.  When it nears maturity, it digs to the surface and metamorphoses into a winged adult, leaving behind the shed exuvia.

Location: Pennsylvania

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