Look at this GORGEOUS cicada I found in my yard! It had just emerged from its cocoon! I’m really not sure on the species, but I *think* it’s a ‘Linne's’ cicada. @insecthaus_adi - What do you think?
I was very gentle with him/her because when they emerge, their bodies are still soft and their wings have to unfurl, dry and strengthen. The cicada rested in a bright, but shaded spot until it was ready to explore the world, and then it flew into the trees! ❤️
PS: I used to be terrified of cicadas as a child! Growing up in Hong King we have some amazing, huge cicadas and they used to frighten me. Not anymore! #cicada#cicadas#insects#invertebrates#inverts#majestic#green#cute#aww#wow#saturday#instawow