Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia July 27-29: Registration and Discussion

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Bug - Neocicada hieroglyphica

Bug - Neocicada hieroglyphica
Garland, Texas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
June 19, 2009
Size: 2"





Moved from Cicadas.

Neocicada hieroglyphica (CAST)
Given the characteristics of the shell, date, and locality, it is likely the cast of Neocicada hieroglyphica.

NOTE: Identification of Cicada Molts (i.e. Casts or Shells) can be delicate. With regards to "Cicada Shells", there are no "good" guides or keys to the US species. However, there are several Genera and a few species that have fairly recognizable shells, ... Neocicada can be considered one of those.

cicada nymph shell
It looks like an empty cicada nymph "skin" shedding. I've not seen one that looks quite like that though, and interesting that it's stuck in a spider web. I'll bet it blew off the side of a tree and fell in the web.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.