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Bug of the Week: Newly-molted Boxelder Bug

Our fall-colored mystery bug last week was a newly-molted boxelder bug.

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I thought some of you might have noticed the cast exoskeleton right behind it. boxelder-bug-eyes

After a few hours, it would have looked like this.

Boxelder bugs overwinter as adults, so the mystery bug was getting ready for winter.

Let me know if you would like to see more mystery bugs.

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