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Damselfly Exuvia



The exuvia is the empty skin, or carapace, of the last larval stage (final 'stadium'). When the larvae is ready to metamorphose, it first climbs out of the water (generally on emergent vegetation); then the carapace splits along the back and behind the head and the immature adult emerges.


UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens Japanese Pool, Berkeley, CA.

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Oakland, California, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on May 20, 2012

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