i noticed this insect emerging from one of those crunchy empty shells that you find lying on the ground during late summer. this one was attached to the underpinning at the day care. the first pictures were taken around eleven in the morning, the next around one. by midday... this thing was almost ready to fly. goose bump worthy yet amazing.
i wonder if this is one of those who has been in the ground for seven years. i think he will turn black before he takes off flying. crazy how we all exist huh?!