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Cicadae ? - Okanagana

Cicadae ? - Okanagana
Silver lake, Amador County, California, USA
June 21, 2008
Size: 1"
This shell was found up the mountain attached to a Mullen plant , it is amazing how fresh it looks and how much detail there is left ... I believe it is a Cicadae pupal shell ... please correct me if I am wrong , thanks for any input , Beth

Moved from Okanagana.

Moved from Cicadas. Unlinked from this image:
-- not the same individual, and I don't know enough to say whether it's the same species.

Okanagana sp. Molt
THe black banded abdominal segments coupled with locality all support this id.


Cicada nymph skin
Yes, this is the shed skin of an immature cicada (not a pupal shell, since cicadas don't pupate). I just went to see the 17-year cicadas that have emerged on Cape Cod this week. Every tree and plant has several of these skins on it--pretty amazing!

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