Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Birth of a monster
A very cute monster.
Was about to turn in last night when I saw a cicada molting from his brown shell. Like many others, I've seen the cast-off shells all over but never seen a molt.
It took about 5mins to split the shell and another 5mins to wriggle out of it. His wings had just started to unfold when I took this pic. I would have liked to watch them unfold and dry but the process was taking too long. I went to bed while it morphed.
Posted by bloggermouse at 7:55 AM