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Old 07-05-18, 04:50 PM
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Anyone knows what this is?

Found that hanging on my mail box post.
 
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Old 07-05-18, 04:53 PM
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Have no idea but just want to say that is about the ugliest thing (bug?) I ever saw!

What size is it? Can't tell from the pic.
 
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Old 07-05-18, 04:55 PM
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Cicada exuviae. Yeah, that's a fancy word for exoskeleton or casing left behind after moulting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exuvia...latypleura.jpg
 
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Old 07-05-18, 05:01 PM
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MAD King I though you were a born and bred redneck? Everyone who calls the South (and even parts of the Midwest) home, knows what a cicada is....

You'll probably get more and more of them...
 

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Old 07-05-18, 06:36 PM
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Have no idea but just want to say that is about the ugliest thing (bug?) I ever saw!
I found this response to be very funny!

And the reason is that it provides no input, has no value, but Shadie just had to say something because it was so ugly!
 
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Old 07-05-18, 06:40 PM
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Shadie...the shells are about the size of your little toe.
 
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Old 07-06-18, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by MAD King View Post
Found that hanging on my mail box post.
It looks like a cicada shell, or but it could be a the tail skin of the cicada's natural predator,
the American tree climbing rattlesnake.
Listen for a lout rattilng sound from the trees over the next few days....
 
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Old 07-06-18, 10:15 AM
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I am born in Germany and find this very interesting, this shell. I do not think it is ugly at all or to say it in Mr. Spock's words: "Fascinating!"
 
 

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