Zephyr Posted August 14, 2011 Share Posted August 14, 2011 It seems like every time I get a colony of Byrsotria sp. colony going, the first generation of babies always has some weird individuals pop up, like gynandromorphs or females with long wings. This time, an adult female Byrsotria cabrerai attempted a post ultimate molt. At first glance, it looks like an adult female that emerged deformed. However, the tergites of the old adult exoskeleton can be seen flaking off (I pulled off several before I took the picture but have them and the specimen preserved.) The weird blob is the brood pouch, which is often extended in individuals with similar deformities. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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