Flame Skimmer Dragonfly – Camera Critters #26

by Larry Jordan on October 4, 2008

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly photo by Brigitte Jordan

This was taken at our pond as this dragonfly just emerged out of its naiad (nymph) stage the day before.

The Nymph’s Final Moult Into An Adult

According to Wikipedia, these larger dragonflies can live underwater in the nymph stage for 5 years!  Many of them later become bird food.  Many more great critter photos at Camera Critters

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