This is a better close-up view on my H. mac juvenile's abdomen. Again, I'm thinking the "bald spot" may be from a previous injury or even a bad molt...or maybe it's nothing? Any ideas? I have never seen this before on an OW species.
Bought this H. maculata juvenile a couple weeks ago from a crappy vendor. Noticed a "bald spot" on the abdomen, which I don't know what it is. I'm assuming as an OW species H. macs do not have urticating hairs. Could this be a previous injury that has healed?