A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Wednesday 14 July 2010


This fearsome looking creature on the reeds of a small pond is the empty skin of a dragonfly nymph. The aquatic larva spends up to 5 years in a pond and eventually crawls out on to a stem. The skin then drys out and the dragonfly emerges from a crack in its back leaving the old body casing more or less intact.

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