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_MG_8108 Cant warm up to this one!

_MG_8108 Can't warm up to this one!

Not one of your more loveable bugs! Could it be a cicada? I believe the eyes were white, but they're reflecting the flash. (It's on a tomato plant leaf.) Robin, below, says it's a cicada skin. Thought I'd give youtube a try and found this!

Canon EOS 20D
1/200s f/20.0 at 60.0mm iso200 full exif

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Carrie26-Aug-2007 23:14
Yep, the discarded skin of a cicada. These things are stuck to our trees alot. Wish I could find one BEFORE it molted.
Guest 14-Jul-2007 02:57
Ugly guy:-)
bochie13-Jul-2007 10:40
The sharpness really reveals the ugliness of this thing :)
Guest 13-Jul-2007 08:47
Whew! It is an ugly rascal, but great shooting none the less.
Ellie Kanary13-Jul-2007 03:32
Ugly all right but good shot.
Digipets13-Jul-2007 02:14
I would not sacrifice the tomato for this guy, Although I love to hear the cicadas sing.
clickertrickdog13-Jul-2007 00:45
What a beautiful photograph, but what an ugly critter!

Robin13-Jul-2007 00:29
That is the shedded skin of a cicada. See the split down the back...that's where it exited.
Judith Barnett12-Jul-2007 20:27
I don't know but you captured his uglyness well!
Jane12-Jul-2007 20:19
Euggggh! That is a nasty looking bug, but you photographed him beautifully! LOL
Patty Church12-Jul-2007 20:06
Michele Rodgers12-Jul-2007 20:00
Ok ... now you have gone too far. This guy is just nasty looking!
Graham Tomlin12-Jul-2007 19:57
looks scary regards Helen