Dragonfly exuvia on a waterlily bud by David Smart for Stocksy United

Dragonfly exuvia on a waterlily bud

Dragonfly nymphs emerge from the water, usually at night, to moult. After emerging from the pond, they climb a an object and undergo the moulting process. After emerging, the adult dragonfly will then fly away leaving the exuvia behind.

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Uploaded 9 September, 2013
Camera: NIKON D2X

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