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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cicada metamorphosis

This Dog-day Cicada (Neotibicen canicularis) emerged from it's nymph exoskeleton in my daughter's backyard. The whole process took about 15 minutes.

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Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: TG-3
Copyright: © Tom Barnes