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Large Milkweed Bug Molting - Oncopeltus fasciatus

Large Milkweed Bug Molting - Oncopeltus fasciatus
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
September 29, 2005
This Large Milkweed Bug is molting from its last instar to the adult form. I found it halfway through the process. I took several dozen images; a few are presented here to show the progress. Note the pale colors of the new skin. (Another of my images shows both the new and an older adult )

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