Image: Moulting - Michael Board

Moulting - Michael Board

Moulting - Michael Board, Professional Category

This plant sucking bug (perhaps from the family Lygaeidae) is escaping or shedding an old cuticle from the body (ecdysis) after the physical separation of the cuticle from the underlying epidermis (apolisis). I photographed this in my front yard on an old bottlebrush stump.
 

Photographer:
Michael Board
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