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.)Cicada Husk

Emerging from the back.Cicada emerging

Waiting for wings to be pumped full of fluid and then to dry.Cicada emerging

Cicada emerging

Ready for a short adult life.  About this time the Mississippi Kites arrive to feed upon them.Cicada emerging

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