Little gifts

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Found this gem on the boardwalk yesterday.

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I have never actually seen a cicada. I knew what they looked like from books, so you can imagine how happy I was to discover this lady (I know it’s a lady because of the pointed thorax, apparently males are rounded) just hanging out in plain site.

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Like the good bug-stewards we are, we picked her up and moved her off the boardwalk and into her natural setting. Right away I could see why I had never seen one before, what great camouflage!