this is the shell the cicada molted from
These came out in droves, after a nice rain to soften up the ground.
These came out in droves right after a nice rain softened up the ground.
These came out in droves after a nice rain softened up the ground.
A few hours after climbing out of his shell.
I've stumbled on a couple of these as they emerge from the shell.
They have this tail for a short while after emerging. It disappears before your eyes.
This one surprised me on my rain barrel
Their colors darken, tail disappears and wings form within the hour
A Cicada begins to emerge from its shell 8/26/09.
Here the insect has almost exited its shell 8/26/09.
Completely emerged from shell within a matter of minutes. 8/24/09
Completely emerged from shell, and seemingly at rest.
exoskeleton. Richmond TX, z9a, 08/21/2014