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Cicada skin larder

Observed: 28th October 2011 By: spotted catspotted cat’s reputation in Invertebratesspotted cat’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cicada skin larder
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These old cicada skins had dead ants on the outside, and something dark inside - more ants? There were traces of some kind of a web. Could the discarded skins be being used as a den/larder by a spider or other creature? Any ideas?

    Likely ID
    New Forest Cicada skin
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Would I find New Forest

Would I find New Forest Cicadas in Crete? None of the other skins I've found (and there are millions here every summer) have been attached by a web. Also all the ants were dead. So I'm still puzzled by this observation!