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Freshly molted cicada

I came across this cicada hanging from my porch when I was out in my yard gardening. When I first found it it still had its molted shell attached and the wings were still curled up. I moved it into a planter and when I looked again it was clinging to the side with its beautiful green wings spread out.

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Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
Copyright: © Veronica Phelps