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Blue skimmer dragonfly

Orthetrum caledonicum


Dragonfly nymphs, underwater - possibly of the blue skimmer dragonfly (based on the number of blue skimmers in the area) The nymph uses its tail to breathe underwater - it leaves the water to moult where it emerges as an adult dragonfly. Carnivorous.


very common, nymphs are found under water


Taken with a Canon D10 - having a waterproof camera is very useful!

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Creepy monsters at this stage. I wouldn't want to be a small critter in that water.

4312, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -27.31, Long: 152.72

Spotted on Apr 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 10, 2012

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