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Weird bug moulting
Location: Southeast Brazil
October 21, 2011 6:09 pm
I’ll be happy if anyone can tell me from which order does this bug belongs, I’ve found it during a nocturnal outing in a brazilian rainforest, seems to me like the emerging bug is a katydid nymph but the old skin looks like a lepidoptera!
Signature: João P. Burini

Unknown Insect Metamorphosis

Dear João,
We apologize for the lengthy delay, but we just remembered seeing your submission previously and we didn’t have time to respond.  Then your email got buried in our unanswered email pile.  We haven’t a clue what this creature might be, but we will post it in the hopes that one of our readers can supply some information.

Unknown Insect undergoes metamorphosis



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Location: Brazil

2 Responses to Mystery Metamorphosis from Brazil probably Nymphalidae

  1. Gustaf fredell says:

    Sometimes the skin of the caterpillar stays on the crysalis.
    I reacon this is the pupae of either the:
    Variegated fritillary
    Or the
    Mexican fritillary
    Just with the skin of the caterpillar covering the pupae

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