Cicada

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This is one of roughly 20 cicada exoskeletons I found at the base of a large oak tree on Belmont Abbey’s campus. I found them on 8/31/13 around 12:00pm.

 

Taxonomy

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Hemiptera

Family: Cicadidae

Genus: Magiciada

 

Fun Fact!

According to National Geographic, cicadas are “powerful symbols of rebirth” in many cultures. (http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/cicada/)

 

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