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Date: 20th Jan 2007
Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
[Public Domain] 20 Jan 2007 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Species
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Cicada’s spend many years underground where they hatch from eggs and remain as infants to slowly grow there. Their metamorphosis is complete only after finally burrowing up from the soil and climbing onto a nearby tree or branch, then moulting. Slowly ripping apart the dry dead skin of their youth, they emerge as fully fledged adults in a process most eviable to any puberty stricken human. The husks like the one pictured, are left behind looking like ghosts and bear incredible detail and similarity to the cicada’s themselves.
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