17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Molt in the Mid of Night

This Dog-Day Cicada climbed onto a branch and is finishing molting into an adult. In this picture, the cicada is done unfurling its wings and is now airing them out.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Newark, Delaware, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Joshua Bernstein