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Cicada Exuvia - Cicadidae Mature nymphs emerge from the soil at night and climb onto nearby vegetation or any vertical surface. They then molt into winged adults. Their shed outer skins or exoskeletons are found attached to tree trunks and twigs. You can still see the dirt on this exuvia left from when the nymph lived underground.<br />
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Habitat: Coniferous forest<br />
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Cicada Exuvia - Cicadidae

Mature nymphs emerge from the soil at night and climb onto nearby vegetation or any vertical surface. They then molt into winged adults. Their shed outer skins or exoskeletons are found attached to tree trunks and twigs. You can still see the dirt on this exuvia left from when the nymph lived underground.

Habitat: Coniferous forest

    comments (2)

  1. Awesome shot, and that dirt is such a wonderful detail. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! The dirt is a cool feature, especially (in my opinion) because it doesn't brush off. When you touch the exuvia, it feels like sandpaper. The dirt is part of it. Posted 2 years ago

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Uploaded Mar 5, 2020. Captured Sep 7, 2019 13:19 in 13 Church St, Arlington, VT 05250, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm