Cicada

7034.        Found this thing in my kitchen. Very frightening. Kitchener, Ontario. Canada

Number 7034. This is nothing to worry about; it is the empty ‘shell’ (exoskeleton) of a cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae), likely in the genus Neotibicen (annual/dog-day cicadas). Click here for a video of the molting process.