Cicada Invasion

Milting on a stack of shells

There are many cicadas doing their final molt over a period of a week or more. Popular twigs can have cicadas molt in the same spot at different times and you get a traffic jam of empty exoskeletons. This cicada's wings are still in the process of fully lengthning and haven't folded against it's body yet.
Date: May 21, 2021
Location: Bethesda, MD