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In retreat

By littleflea
A small comment on the events of today across the Pacific Ocean.

These little guys were on this geranium leaf for about 3 days and even survived a strong storm. There are three more under the leaf. As time passed their numbers dwindled and skeletons were left, until only two remained. I'm not sure if they ate each other or shed their outside shell enabling them to take off. I also considered a spider that lurked close by but it would have taken the insect back to its web.

Tags: Nature Macro Insect Close-up and macro

Voters: Mrserenesunrise, ZenTony, Split and 34 more

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ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 6:11AM
Lovely photo.
I cannot comprehend what is happening over there. China must be laughing their socks off.
kaybee Plus
16 7.6k 26 Scotland
7 Jan 2021 8:33AM
Quite striking beasts.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
7 Jan 2021 12:12PM
How interesting. Whatever they're feeding on is worth all the hassle.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 5:27PM
Piercingly sharp Sandra.
As for the insurrection - unbelievable.
I wish it could read the history books of tomorrow!

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