It was hatching day! All of these pictures are probably not the same individual, but they were with in a few feet of each other. On every tree of this hillside of the forest there were 3-20 Larvae splitting off their old shells and trying to finish metamorphosis. (Hundreds of these bugs, amazing and a little bit creepy) We watched every step we took as some of these young adults were falling off the tree and learning to walk in their new bodies.
Pine forest just a few hundred yards from the shoreline of Guernsey Reservoir.