Thursday, May 29, 2014

They're back!

Photo by Ned Harris 5/23/2014

Giant Mesquite Bug nymph, all alone (rather unusual, at this stage). They are in piles in many of the mesquites along the road. After hatching, they eat, shed their exoskeletons, eat more, shed more, and get their wings after the final shedding. The winged adults are less colorful than the nymphs, but they can fly : -)
Click on the link for more info on these cool insects.

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