Sunday, March 24, 2013

Insects All

I guess this is a wasp, but I don't really know its real name. I love the colors of the legs in full yellow in contrast with the totally black body and wings.

 Two pupae seemingly of different maturities, the left being more mature than that at the right. However, it looks like the left is a bit unhealthy to promote a healthy adult butterfly, as it seems pressed at the middle.

This is the exoskeleton or exuvia of a grasshopper, which already emerged as a full adult. This might have been left for a while as the lower abdomen is already missing, could already have been detached. I didn't even see the adult in its vicinity.

Camera Critters Meme


  1. These are fascinating & really great macros. I've never seen the exoskeleton of a grasshopper. Now, I'll have to pay more attention.

  2. Nice captures! I love the yellow legs.

  3. das sind Bilder wie ich sie mag
    Danke für diese schönen Momente
    LG vom katerchen

  4. Fantastic shots. Perfectly captured!

  5. Great macros, thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend!

  6. The exoskeleton reminds me of the knight's upper armour.I think it must heve eaten up the lower part. I didn't know that the head, including the eye part comes out too. Looks kind of strange.

    1. Hahaha, it is actually also my first time to see that. No they don't eat their exoskeletons, unlike the emerging butterfly larvae from their eggs. I've seem a few snake's skins but not the grasshopper, in fact didn't know at once who owns it.

  7. Isn't it amazing the things we find on our travels through the gardens..that exoskeleton is fabulous.

  8. Fantasitic pictures. I share your fascination with these little guys.


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