Cicada shell


Have you ever seen a bug that looks like it is not moving? Just sitting there for hours, even days?

I have a new thing to share. This is not a bug, just an empty shell called exoskeleton or exuvia, how scientists call it. It remains behind after the insect transforms from the nymph stage into an adult.

Bugs that leave them are cicadas, family Cicadidae.

Picture was taken in Split, Croatia, by this humble scientist and nature enthusiast.

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