Sunday, September 13, 2009

Yikes! What Is This?

It may be a little hard to see, but The Herbal Husband found this insect shell attached to a raspberry leaf the other day.  He always likes to scare/surprise me with these little gems!  The more scared I am, the better!  He thinks it's a bee molt, but I'm not sure. I'm thinking it's a cicada.  Click on the picture to enlarge it.  I'm going to a Master Gardener recognition ceremony in a little while and I'm going to take it there.  See what my fellow master gardeners think!  You can take a guess if you want and I'll let you know later.  P.S.  Tufa Girl is correct.  It is a cicada skeleton!

4 comments:

Tufa Girl said...

I'm thinking cicada.

lemonverbenalady said...

You are correct, Cindy! My colleague on Gardenline agreed with you and me! She said it reminded of her of Iowa as a little girl with a periodical cicada outbreak. Thanks for guessing!

comfrey cottages said...

we see these pretty regularly here nancy! a bee molt? what is that?

lemonverbenalady said...

The dear Herbal Husband thought it looked like a bee! What can I say! I just try to keep him on course! LOL! Hugs to you for stopping by Leslie!