Bush Cricket exfoliation

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Counter, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    I think this bush cricket must have very recently shed it's skin. It looks painful :eek: 

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  2. wow....
    cool little critter
    thanks for sharing this one with us

    very nice
     
  3. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    ........ and another skin shedding

    Thank you Spalding

    I'm going to add another shot of a recent shedding - I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest that this is this is Deraeocoris ruber. I don't know how long it takes before it hardens up and the colouring comes back.
    I wish I could change my own skin so easily (although not in public like this) :smile:

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    This is what I think it'll look like eventually -

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  4. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Excellent Counter. I'm alway curious about what you find next time. Love that beetle in the last shot. Wouldn't we all like to change our skin sometimes.:smile:
     
  5. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    That bush cricket is so translucent... very nice.
     
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