Cicada Metamorphosis

Subject: green-winged bug coming out of exoskeleton
Location: Lexington, MA
July 5, 2015 9:19 am
Dear bugman,
We found this bug attached to my 7-year-old’s butterfly garden we had left outside after freeing butterflies that we had watched grown from caterpillars. The bug is big, about 2 inches. It hasn’t yet moved after emerging from its exoskeleton.
We live in New England.
Can you tell us what it is?
Many thanks.
Signature: Paula

Cicada Metamorphosis
Cicada Metamorphosis

Dear Paula,
This is a wonderful image of the metamorphosis of an Annual Cicada.

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