Instar (insects ). Photo by ChrisAnthemum

Instar

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Monday September 3, 2012

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Time for the daily biology lesson! Insects and arachnids such as spiders don't grow steadily but pass through several stages, called instars, marked by the shedding of their skins (exoskeletons). Here, a white-marked tussock moth caterpillar has just shed its furry coat, which can be seen below it.

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September 3, 2012 Photo Series

About ChrisAnthemum

ChrisAnthemum

Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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