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Life Stages - second instar to adult - Halyomorpha halys - male - female

Life Stages - second instar to adult - Halyomorpha halys - Male Female
Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
August 18, 2010
Composite of images, to scale, of second instar through adult. Male and female adult pictured.

Nice :)
If you can call this my image "2nd instar", your youngest image is 3rd instar? (Guide says 5 instars)

I was told by an entomologist working on stink bugs that the smallest instar in my image was 2nd instar. He was the one that collected and gave them to me to photograph. I wonder if yours are late first install or very early 2nd instar?

Oh, I see...
Sorry if my comment sounded like you are wrong. Actually, I'm not an expert or anything like that. Good to know an entomologist's words.
So, I guess my image is very early 2nd instar :)

No problem. I am going to che
No problem. I am going to check to make certain that we have it correct.
Thanks for commenting,

I did confirm that my series
I did confirm that my series does start with the 2nd instar. The early second instars are very dark and lighten as they age a little.
Hope this helps,

Thank you :)
Thank you for the confirmation!

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