Bush cricket metamorphosis

Bush cricket metamorphosis

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Credit: DR GEORGE BECCALONI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bush cricket metamorphosis. This male bush cricket has just shed its skin (top) to become an adult (bottom). The process happens at night and the insect will hang under the shed skin for several hours until its exoskeleton has hardened. Photographed in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.

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