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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Moulting of a 1st instar nymph of Stink bug measuring 2mm

A 1st instar nymph of stink bug moulting in my balcony. This is the first of the 5 moults that the stink bug will do its life time to increase in size as their exoskeleton can not grow.

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Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Nagpur, India
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Amit Roy