Cicada shell

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Close-up view of a brown, empty shell that looks exactly like a live cicada, complete with antennae and individual hairs

Detailed Description

USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.Roooooarrrrrr!, Danger, creature from the black lagoon. Or...not. Here we have a close up look at the many interesting features that are left behind when a cicada emerges. This one was in my backyard and left his/her full body suit behind on the shed. Insects are just weird sometimes, how do they go from something that looks like a land crab to a zippy green flying bombardier?

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Image Dimensions: 5616 x 3744

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Upper Marlboro, MD, US

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Cicada, shell, upper marlboro, md_2014-07-10-19.57.12 ZS PMax
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