Stranger things: Cicada

Photo by Will Bosak A cicada emerges from its nymph exoskeleton on a tree in Danbury, Conn., summer 2017.
Photo by Will Bosak
A cicada emerges from its nymph exoskeleton on a tree in Danbury, Conn., summer 2017.

Here’s the second species for my new “stranger things” series. Cicadas are best known for the tremendous amount of noise they produce, but they are also quite strange-looking creatures. A few years ago, my son Will and I were lucky enough to stumble across a cicada emerging from the exoskeleton that had protected it during its nymph stage.

Here’s the original post.

And here’s more information about cicadas, from National Geographic.

Finally, here are some more photos from Birds of New England.

Photo by Chris Bosak A cicada emerges from its nymph exoskeleton on a tree in Danbury, Conn., summer 2017.
Photo by Chris Bosak
A cicada emerges from its nymph exoskeleton on a tree in Danbury, Conn., summer 2017.
Photo by Chris Bosak
A cicada climbs a blade of grass in a meadow property of the Darien Land Trust, summer 2013.
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