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probable hemipteran - Oncopeltus fasciatus

probable hemipteran - Oncopeltus fasciatus
Read's Landing, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
September 20, 2019
I photographed a cluster of heteropteran nymphs on pods of Asclepias tuberosa. 3 adults, Oncopeltus fasciatus, appear to be tending the kids so I assume they are all the same species. At the bottom of a cluster are 3 critters that look very different. First photo is of 2 red-orange critters. I believe they are insecta but no idea beyond that. The second photo is of a much small gray insect, likewise puzzling. Any ideas on the 2 different critters?

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These two are clearly coming out of their skins in this image, literally. The gray mass at the bottom (and in the other image) is the old skin. (exuvia)

 
molting hemiptera
Bob Biagi, thank you so very much. That is really neat!

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