Teneral Cicada and Exuvia

Subject: Odd Bug on Tree
Location: Massachusetts
July 15, 2017 1:05 pm
Hey bugman,
I was weed whacking today and noticed a very odd Bug on our pear tree. I’ve never seen anything like it before and it was 3-4 inches in length. What do you guys think this bug could be?
Signature: Sean

Teneral Cicada

Dear Sean,
This is a teneral or newly molted Annual Cicada.  If you look closely at your image, you can see the exuvia or cast-off exoskeleton several inches below the Cicada and to the left.

Teneral Cicada with Exuvia

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