When Insects or Spiders Moult (Molt)
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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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The cicada has had to dig its way out of the ground where it has spent ?? years, climb a nearby tree, and then shed its tough, fibrous outer skin in order to fly away to seek a mate.
|Submitted:||Wednesday, 11th September, 2013 04:58 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Tuesday, 4th December, 2007|
|Focal length:||5.8 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/320 sec|
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