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Stink Bug Nymph - follow up

Photography Insects posted on Sep 08, 2007
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Nikon 7900 image. On September 1, I posted an image of some newly hatched Stink Bug Nymphs and the egg cases they hatched from. After the original hatching, they stayed in a tight little group for a couple of days. Today's image shows you what happened after 3 days. The Nymphs went thru their 1st "instar" (a molting) and this is what they looked like shortly after shedding the skin they had worn for just a few days. Since they now seem to be various shades of colors, each one apparently completed this molting at slightly different times during the day. I had intended to continue this follow up as each "instar" was completed and hopefully find out for sure what the exact species of Stink Bug they grew up to be. Unfortunately, within a day of this image, they all dispersed to parts unknown, lol. The insets show the newly hatched ones and the empty husks left after their 1st molting. I think they will undergo 4 or 5 more "instars" before they reach maturity. Thanks to those who take the time to comment. Lee

Comments (10)



10:24AM | Sat, 08 September 2007

A lot to learn with your Photos . Thanks for sharing ! Ana



12:58PM | Sat, 08 September 2007

very cool, interesting, and informative.



3:14PM | Sat, 08 September 2007

Reall neat and very informative. You've got a great eye for the details Lee.



4:14PM | Sat, 08 September 2007

Wonderful! Very nice idea! I love it.



6:41PM | Sat, 08 September 2007

outstanding macros Lee


4:11AM | Sun, 09 September 2007

Awesome macros and great info. It's amazing how much one can learn with the right attitude.



10:36AM | Sun, 09 September 2007

omg, what great macros!!! You captured these little things perfectly! I have never seen these before .. but then its no wonder; they are so tiny!



9:09PM | Sun, 09 September 2007

Super shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



8:48PM | Mon, 10 September 2007

Nice capture...



5:33PM | Tue, 11 September 2007

Each photo a learning experience! So cool to watch!

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