A nymph of some sort

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5X handheld.

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Very interesting. Have no idea what it is but whatever it is it needs to shave.:D

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Very interesting. Have no idea what it is but whatever it is it needs to shave.:D

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Thank you jriepe :D

I have absolutely no idea what it will grow into.
 

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Based on the head structure, I'm thinking it may be a cicada nymph.
 

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You're right. It's not a cicada. I'm not sure how large the bug in your photo is, but I should have known by looking at the front legs. Cicada have front legs that look almost like the front legs of a praying mantis, but are shorter, with serrations designed for digging, not catching prey.
 
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You're right. It's not a cicada. I'm not sure how large the bug in your photo is, but I should have known by looking at the front legs. Cicada have front legs that look almost like the front legs of a praying mantis, but are shorter, with serrations designed for digging, not catching prey.

Not sure of its size but it was small, very small. This was taken with the MP-E65 at 5x on a 1.6 crop sensor camera (50D) so the magnification was around 7.6:1

One of the rare times that I wish I had my tripod with me for photo stacking, it did not move a bit for as long as I watched it, and there was absolutely no wind.
 

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