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Ecdysis

Cricket sp. - Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia

 

Some sort of cricket molting its exoskeleton at night on Mount Kinabalu. Since crickets and other arthropods have exoskeletons rather than internal ones they must periodically molt their exoskeletons in order to grow, this process is called ecdysis.

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Taken on June 22, 2014