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The Emperor's new clothes. | by Wizmatt
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The Emperor's new clothes.

A third instar of the Emperor Moth after just shedding it's skin (seen below the stem). At maturity these caterpillars change in appearance to a green caterpillar before metamorphosis.

 

Taken with a reversed 50mm lens and flash.

 

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Taken on June 21, 2012