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wheel bug (Arilus cristatus) molting - Arilus cristatus

wheel bug (Arilus cristatus) molting - Arilus cristatus
Sanford, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA
August 13, 2004
I happened upon this molting wheel bug in my backyard last summer. It was easy to spot with its bright orange coloration. I watched the adult emerge and after about an hour it slowly turned darker in color. I'll post a few photos in the series.

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Great series
Great series, Debbie, and definitely something I've never seen before!

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

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