North American Biodiversity - Nina Zitani
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Katydid After Molting

The translucent pale colour of this katydid won't last long. It had just molted, and the new exoskeleton is in the process of hardening and darkening. After an hour or so, the exoskeleton will be a darker, opaque green (much like the leaves in the photo) providing the perfect camo.

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