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Molting Jewel Bug

Molting Jewel Bug

Insects while growing shed their exoskeleton in a process known as melting. The external layer is discarded several times during the lifecycle of the organism. The new exoskeleton would eventually harden and get the natural colour of the insect.

Jewel bugs are commonly seen oval-shaped bugs with a brilliantly coloured exterior with a metallic shine.


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