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    A mantipsid (Ditaxis meridiei) emerges from its pupa and into its adult form. This evening occurrence is a rare sight indeed. These insects crawl onto the trunks of trees, and much like cicadas begin their moulting process. Here antennae, legs, abdomen and even the internal lining of their trachea are shown pulling free from its exuvia.
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    Date Taken: Sep 17, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2016
    Location: Newrybar, New South Wales, Australia
    Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    Focal Length: 100 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
    Aperture: f/11
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © James Dorey
    Categories: Animals, Nature, Travel
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year