Cicada cast-off by kiwinanna

Cicada cast-off

It is 'still' but it isn't 'life'. The noise of the cicadas has been deafening so thought I should seek out some cast-off exoskeletons.
A cicada shell is the exoskeleton from which a winged, adult cicada emerges. Once the exoskeleton is shed, it is left behind, attached to a bush or a tree branch.
Cicada shells are valued as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. These medicines are often used as fever reducers and to treat skin conditions and other ailments. Maybe it might fix my 'other ailments' - perhaps I should try chewing one!
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