Cicadas are emerging from their years underground and are metamorphosing. We found this one on a tree in the yard this morning. They're singing as I write this.
The first photo shows the wrinkled wings as it first leaves its old exoskeleton.
The second photo, taken about an hour later shows its filled-out wings, with the empty shell of its nymph form left behind.
Michigan has 10 species of cicadas and I think this is one of the common Tibicen species, not the infrequent, but more famous, 17-year cicadas.
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