Grasshopper exuviae

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A baby grasshopper development consists of growth by periodic shedding its outer layer (exoskeleton).

It takes about 5 to 7 weeks for the nymphs to go through the 5 to 6 nymphal molting before becoming a winged adult.


- A grasshopper shed its outer layer (exoskeleton) and left a hollow shell (exuviae) behind.

 

 


hollow shell (exuviae)

nymph from exuviae


INDEX : Insects     October 16, 2006 11:05:43 AM