Cicada

6546.     This bug was found on the underside of the top rail of our fence on Aug 4/19 in Cambridge, NS. I have looked through 285 pics but can’t identify it. Hope you can. Cambridge, NS. Canada

 

Number 6546.  This is the empty ‘shell’ (exoskeleton) of a cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae), likely in the genus Neotibicen (annual/dog-day cicadas). The white filaments are the lining of its breathing tubes (tracheae). Click here for a video of the molting process.