In vegetable garden (Long Island NY)
Great photo of the last nymphal stage of the cicada.
The adult does emerge from this skin by a slit in the back.
Cicadas can be a pest in a nursery situation, because the adult lays eggs by slitting a hole in the branch of small trees or limbs and inserting the egg. They leave a long line of slits in a row which damage the limb and can deform nursery trees.
In our regular vegetable gardens they are not a pest.