Cicada Emerges From Its Exoskeleton After 7 Years: SNAPPED IN THE WILD

Published March 30, 2017 1,342 Views

Rumble A PULSATING cicada sheds its exoskeleton after living underground as a nymph for seven years. The cyclochila australasian, also knows as the green grocer, is a species of cicada and Australia’s most recognised and loudest insect. Taken over a period of just under two hours, Australian wildlife photographer Brad Leue caught one cicada shedding its exoskeleton atop a veranda pole. Using a tripod and torch, Brad documented the transformation in a stop motion consisting of 3,466 photographs.

Videographer / director: Brad Leue
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote
Editor: Joshua Douglas