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Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of a Cicada Shedding Its Skin Is Grossly Awesome

19 Jan 2016, 2:42 pm

Facebook user Mark Anderson of Alice Springs, Australia posted a time-lapse of a cicada in its nymph (non-adult) stage.

The little guy cracks his shell down the backside and wiggles out of his skin before spreading his wings and taking flight.

The hour long event has been compressed into a near 30 second clip!


Time lapse of cicada

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