Cicada Nymph from Canada

Subject: What is this thing?
Location: Eastern Ontario
August 21, 2017 1:46 pm
Was at an artshow in Kingston, Ontario and found this guy crawling on the outside of the tent. Not a clue what he is but he startled me when I saw him.
He was a couple of inches in size and was completely unrecognizable to me.
Signature: Chris

Cicada Nymph

Dear Chris,
This is a Cicada nymph, and it has been living underground, feeding from plant roots for several years.  As it nears maturity, it digs to the surface, and will soon molt and emerge as a winged adult Cicada.

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