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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Time to Adult

Sitting under my Japanese maple I noticed something green that wasn't there earlier in the day. I noticed this cicada molting. I've always just seen their exoskeletons, never in my life have I seen the adult actually emerging. Rare sighting I suppose. I was honestly grossed out at first until I realized what was going on. The color on this one is amazing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: N. Canton, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: SM-G965U
Copyright: © JENNIFER WHITE