When Insects or Spiders Moult (Molt)

Challenge #70 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Here's an interesting challenge for you. Show us examples of insects or spiders, (or other arthropods) in the act of moulting, OR their abandoned and cast-off exoskeletons, or outer skins. Macro and close-up shots welcome. If the insect or spider is in the act of moulting, it should be outside in its natural environment. MAXIMUM SIZE 1,600px.
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Grasshopper's discarded clothes
A new 'hopper
New Born Butterfly
Molting on a car tire
I'm Molting
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Cicada exoskeleton.
Leftover after a reincarnation.
Warning: Violence
skin of dragonfly nymph
Face hugger
Shell of a cicada
cicada on it's shell
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A Sixteen-legged Spider?
Cicada Nymph Exoskeleton
Praying Mantis Skin
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