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Dragonfly shell

Onondata sp

Description:

Small dragonfly casing (2cm long) found on a water daffodil leaf, in a small container pond.

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6 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

Thanks again! :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

No problem. :D I doubt you can get it to species, though, so I'd put Onondata, which is the scientific name for all dragonflies, under the scientific name. No problem! :)

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

Lol, now you've pointed it out, it seems completely obvious! I have photos of dragonfly cases from last year, but they are much bigger...of course the dragonflies keep growing, don't they? Shedding their skins like a snake.... Thanks, jgorneau!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

That sounds about right! Remember, dragonflies break out of those because they can't fit anymore. :)

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

I did think that at first, but maybe it's too small? Sorry, should have put a size in the description. It's only 2cm long at the most.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Looks like a dragonfly larva exoskeleton.

Dangermouse
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Dangermouse

Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Jun 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012

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