Newly emerged Cicada

Location: South East Texas (Sour Lake), USA
May 13, 2012 3:20 pm
Found this beauty hanging on our chicken coop today. I don’t know how long it was out, but it appeared to be still drying. It’s such a beautiful color and there are several areas around the head of a coppery-gold.
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Newly Emerged Cicada

Dear HereFishyFishy,
This newly emerged Cicada is still clinging to the exuvia or cast off skin of its nymph form.  It is most likely in the genus
Tibicen.  As it dries and hardens, it will lose its neon coloration.

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