This Cicada nymph has crawled from the ground where it has spent a year and attached itself to a leaf, ready to pupate. (Some cicada spend up to seventeen years in the ground. Others lesser times. If this is a Tibicen dealbatus it was a year.)
Emerging from the back.
Waiting for wings to be pumped full of fluid and then to dry.
Ready for a short adult life. About this time the Mississippi Kites arrive to feed upon them.