Stick insect ecdysis

Stick insect ecdysis

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A phasmid or stick-insect has shed its skin at night in the rainforest understory, Ecuador. The adult phasmid is hanging onto the remains of the old skin and waiting for the wings to unfold and harden.

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Keywords: amazon, america, biology, changing, chitin, drying, ecdysis, ecuador, emerging, entomology, forest, grasshopper, insect, integument, invertebrate, jungle, leaf, neotropical, night, nocturnal, orthoptera, phasmid, rainforest, shedding, skin, stick insect, tropical, wing, wings, zoology

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