Cicada Invasion

Hanging and flipping

When a cicada is molting, first it sticks straight out of it's shell, then it grabs the shell with it's legs, pulls it's abdomen the rest of the way out of it's now-unneeded exoskeleton and flips so it is hanging down. Here is a cicada in the middle of that flip.
Date: May 25, 2021
Location: Bethesda, MD