Insect and Bug ID forum: Shell of a bug

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 15, 2014 4:23 PM CST
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This was on our swing set. My daughter pointed out to me and said I should put it on "allthingsplants and get some acorns"! She is seven
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 15, 2014 4:24 PM CST

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Cicada. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 15, 2014 8:28 PM CST
Thank You!

She will be happy to know the answer.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 16, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Wow! that sure was quick! Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 16, 2014 4:56 PM CST
It looks like the cicada has not yet emerged from the shell. When it does, there will be a lateral split down the back of the shell & the empty shell will remain right where it is until you or nature ends up knocking it off. When the cicada emerges, it will be the most beautiful color green including the see through wings. Later, it will turn brown.
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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Nov 27, 2014 2:02 PM CST
Yep, a cicada exoskeleton...I used to collect these as a kid and pose them in my toy cars, like they were driving...freaked my mom out!
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