Cicada Exuvia on Pizza Box

Subject:  What’s that bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Mississauga, Ontario
Date: 07/20/2019
Time: 05:36 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this on my pizza box outside today
How you want your letter signed:  Julie

Cicada Exuvia

Dear Julie,
This is the shed exoskeleton or exuvia of a Cicada.  A Cicada is a winged insect that makes noise in trees and spends years underground as a nymph.  When maturity nears, the nymph digs to the surface and molts one final time, emerging as an adult winged Cicada.  The nymph generally climbs a vertical surface, like a wall or tree trunk or fence post.  The Cicada that emerged from this exuvia selected your discarded pizza box.

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