Cicada are the epitome of Japanese summertime.
They can be loud and annoying… but it wouldn’t be summer without them.
Their name is semi/セミ in Japanese.
They’re often featured in pop culture
You can catch a bunch of them in Animal crossing…
…or hear the din of cicada calls in anime shows.
Then shed their skin, their wings spread out and harden and they turn into their full-cicada-glory.