Cicada nymph molts into an adult

I found a cicada nymph (family Cicadidae) in my yard at dusk. Knowing it would soon molt into an adult, I brought it inside to capture it on video. After waiting about three hours, I recorded this clip. The entire process took about an hour; here it’s at 16x. I released her the next morning.

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About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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