While working on the fence yesterday we found this "bug" crawling in the dirt. Our neighbor, Greg, said he though it was a Cicada. I have never seen one but I knew about the noise they make. We slipped a piece of paper under it so I could get a better picture of it. It has a hard body like a beetle. Not very attractive. (Be sure to click on pictures to enlarge)
Later in the day we were shocked to find this iridescent fragile looking thing had emerged from the ugly shell in the first picture. I was completely enchanted by the colors of this new creature so I just kept snapping photos.