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A shell of it's former self

 
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Sep 29, 2018 00:53 |  #1

The empty exoskeleton of a southern oak bush cricket I found floating in my small pond. I don't think it's an exuvium (shed skin) as there does not seem to be an exit hole.
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Sep 29, 2018 04:08 |  #2

That is a classic. Beautiful in every way.
Really nice.



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Sep 30, 2018 00:28 |  #3

avondale87 wrote in post #18718474 (external link)
That is a classic. Beautiful in every way.
Really nice.

Thanks for the comments Richard :)

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Sep 30, 2018 00:35 |  #4

Fantastic showcase of how perfect the moults are


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Sep 30, 2018 02:05 |  #5

hayath wrote in post #18719015 (external link)
Fantastic showcase of how perfect the moults are

Thanks for the comments hayath although I'm not sure this is a moult.
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Sep 30, 2018 09:02 |  #6

LordV wrote in post #18719031 (external link)
Thanks for the comments hayath although I'm not sure this is a moult.
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What could have sucked the insides out of it, it is a perfect empty shell. Great shots by the way Brian

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Oct 01, 2018 00:22 |  #7

warrick wrote in post #18719149 (external link)
What could have sucked the insides out of it, it is a perfect empty shell. Great shots by the way Brian

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Thanks Rick.
The pond has water measurers living on it that do exactly that , suck the insides out of drowning bugs with their long proboscis. I can only guess it was them. See photo below

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Oct 01, 2018 00:25 |  #8

Interesting find, and amazing shots Brian!



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Oct 02, 2018 00:22 |  #9

S.R.M. wrote in post #18719715 (external link)
Interesting find, and amazing shots Brian!

Thanks Stephen :)
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Oct 11, 2018 05:26 |  #10

Great find and captures.


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Oct 13, 2018 00:38 |  #11

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18726708 (external link)
Great find and captures.

Thanks Lester :)
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