Cicada Metamorphosis

Subject: What the heck, HELP.
Location: Northern California
May 19, 2016 9:07 am
I’ve lived in Northern Ca all my life and never seen something so strange and scary looking. What the hell is it?
Signature: Kimberly

Cicada Metamorphosis
Cicada Metamorphosis

Dear Kimberly,
This is not a scary event.  You were lucky to have witnessed the metamorphosis of a Cicada.  The nymph has been living underground, feeding on fluids sucked from the roots of plants.  As the nymph neared maturity, it dug to the surface where it molted for the last time, emerging as a winged adult.

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