Cicada Molting

Today was a first for me. It was the first time I’ve seen a live cicada that I can remember. I’m sure I saw them as a kid but don’t remember it. I certainly remember finding the molted skins all over the place but haven’t seen one live.

We just happened to spot something large and green on a tree today and upon further inspection it was this cicada that was in the process of crawling out of it’s old skin. It was pretty cool to see it actually. Nature does some amazing things.

Here is a which is molting on a tree.

Cicada Molting

Here is a picture of a cicada molting on a tree.