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Dragonflies (magnified eye)



I found the shell of a Dragonfly this summer. The Dragonfly starts as a water baby, then the nymph grows larger until one day it climbs a stalk of grass then splits it shell down the back and struggles to get out. Once a full-grown dragonfly it waits for its wings to dry and harden in the sun. Their eyes may have as many as 15,000 lenses. Under the Microscope Image: 1. Compound eyes, 2. abdomen, 3. edge of eye, 4. beats me, 5. eye


Pond. On stalk of grass.


Winter project is use of the microscope

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Vermont, USA

Lat: 44.10, Long: -72.58

Spotted on Dec 21, 2016
Submitted on Dec 21, 2016

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