All that remains by jesika2

All that remains

Towards the end of the 5th and final instar, juvenile hormone which keeps the insect a caterpillar, is supressed by production of PROTHORACICOTROPIC hormone. ECDYSONE is the hormone which causes the larva to moult or shed the skin.
This is all that remains after the final moult.. The mandible is visible at the bottom of the image
wow that's really rather awesome!
June 10th, 2020  
very cool!!
June 10th, 2020  
Wow - awesome closeup
June 11th, 2020  
So now... waiting for the birth! Are you on An excellent site worthy of your pics and knowledge.
June 11th, 2020  
@janturnbull thanks for that. I’ll have a look. Have several pupae now and some looking for suitable pupation sites. Might even get to see/photograph/film an eclosion or two
June 11th, 2020  
Fabulous information and photo. Thank you for educating me. Can't wait to see the butterfly
June 12th, 2020  
A super detailed close-up, and as always interesting background information.

June 12th, 2020  
June 16th, 2020  
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