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An adult cicada will not shed its skin, rather a young nymph will shed it exoskeleton as it grows. Likely what you are talking about is the final shedding when the nymph emerges to become a winged adult cicada. I never knew cicada shells were popular in the USA (they are in China) as there are plenty of cicadas in the USA. You can bring a shell in*, as ...


Long story short I can't find specifics on the subject of bringing the insect shells or casings into the US through customs, however, all of this is subject to regulations by the State where you're going and APHIS. The page from APHIS mentions email address where you can send the question and find out whether or not it would be legal to bring a cicada ...

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