Friday, February 01, 2008

Cilnia humeralis adult female

She had her last big shed last night. I wasn't able to photograph her in the act, but here she is today. Our weather was cloudy and cold, so instead of having her illuminated by the sun, I parked her on a branch in front of a sheet of white paper in my garage. Pretty bad, but I'll get better ones up eventually.

And, by request, here's her old skin. This is the ventral view.

Here's a close up of the dorsal view. Hopefully you can see where the skin split right down the back. (Are you squeeming yet, Julie?)
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