During the day, we see their dried-out exoskeletons. The later we see them buzzing lazily through the air. The first thing they do when they crawl out of the ground is molt. They find a good spot where they can latch on with no effort and then emerge from their outer casing. It’s an amazing process.
Molting Cicadas: May 22, 2021
Posted byRussell SmithPosted inanimals, NatureTags:Cicadas, insects, Magicicada, Molting, Night photography, Periodical cicadas, photography
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2 thoughts on “Molting Cicadas: May 22, 2021”
Absolutely remarkable. Beautiful!
Thanks, again, Mimi! 😺