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Cicada cast skins

Tibicen spp.

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota


Size: 1 - 1 1/2 inches long

Description: A stout dark brown insect "shell".

Where/When: Found on the sides of objects such as trees, fences or buildings mid to late summer.

Significance: Just the remains of a cicada that molted into an adult; it is harmless.

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