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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Submitted: Monday, 28th October, 2013 04:21 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 23rd September, 2011
Focal length: 15.2 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: F3.6
ISO: 125
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