This bug had just broken out of its previous skin (above). It turned around for a while as if to say goodbye or maybe to see if it had forgotten anything before leaving. It's old outfit was dark aqua-blue whereas the new one is bright pink with red and yellow highlights, legs and antennae. I don't know if this colour remained or changed quickly in the fresh air.
Within the very thick and creviced bark of an E. crebra.
Could the white strands/strings relate to the breathing spiricules? There's a creepy face in the old shell. Note the old shell doesn't match the 'structures' in the new one but you can see how the old one was designed to open on the previous instar at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/809...