Strange Insects

Insect and egg formation near Santiago de Puriscal

A unusual insect configuration appeared over night, outside on a window frame. It measures about one inch from end to end. It stayed this way for about one week.

One week old molted insects near Santiago de Puriscal

I inspected it every day and today I saw hollow shells of molted bodies underneath the clutch. Their vibrant colors and patterns were revealed. They also began to move away from the egg like blobs. 

One week old molted insects near Santiago de Puriscal

During the past week I wondered if these were a type of exotic tropical tick, but I determined they are not ticks. 

One week old molted insects near Santiago de Puriscal

I have no idea what they are or how they may look in the future after more molting. Once they were ready to go, they moved quite rapidly with their antennas flickering about. John watched an unfortunate one get grabbed by a spider waiting in a dark corner. I wish the other twelve all the best. 

Comments

Sally, such mystery and intrigue at your end of the pond! Let us know if you discover the name of this insect. Never a dull moment in paradise! Be well, oxox
SRD said…
Nature keeps on giving surprises! Thank you MA!