Literal Transformation of a Leaf-footed bug

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© Jennifer Rowe
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Noticed this guy still hanging from a milkweed plant, out of his old skin after having freshly molted into a new "suit." He would have only been this bright lobster-ish color for a very short (and vulnerable time) before he darkened into his usual camoflaged brown. Imagine if we had to go through this transformation every time that we grew...

9 responses

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    yeah!!! voted

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    OMG! This is definitely what the theme is all about! Fabulous capture, and a definite yes vote!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    Voting and favouriting. Great macro.

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (3 Oct 2009):

    Creepy crawly

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    This is a great natural history shot.Super work get's my vote!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    Great macro and entry! Perfect timing!

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (4 Oct 2009):

    Perfect for the theme and great informative macro image. You got my vote!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    VOTE!

  • Jennifer Rowe

    Jennifer Rowe gave props (19 Oct 2009):

    apreciate the votes everyone!

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