Incredible time-lapse footage of cicada's metamorphosis in China's Xingtai

A woman named Ma Chunyan captured the metamorphosis of a cicada in northern China.

The timelapse video, filmed in Xingtai city in Hebei province on July 3, shows a cicada stretching its body out of its shell.

Ma said she waited for three hours before recording the 85-minute metamorphosis which saw the cicada grow a pair of wings.