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Skin of something - Platypedia

Skin of something - Platypedia
Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
May 28, 2007
Size: about 25 mm
Looks like from a Hornet, but I don't think they shed. Could it be from a Cicada?

Moved from Platypedia.

Moved from Cicadas.

Yes, this is a cicada shell. The larva emerge from the ground and climb up whatever is handy where they molt into adults.

Thanks Brad
Very interesting.

Lovely image, too. This is probably of the genus Platypedia, one of the few early-emerging cicadas up north there.

The dark middorsal stripe and wing edges are indicative of this genus, which does occur in dry valleys of BC.

Not Platypedia

Sorry but I don't think that this is a Platypedia exuvia. It looks too big. Besides, the black stripes are indicative of Okanagana genus. Probably O. rimosa or O. canadensis given the northern location.

Also, note the location the photo was taken, Okanagan Valley :)


Thanks Eric
Glad you like the image :)
But I'm not sure, if it's ok, if I move it to Platypedia.

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