Plattbauch (Libellula depressa) broad-bodied chaser - dragonfly

Die Libelle hat sich erst vor wenigen Minuten letztmalig gehäutet und hat das Larvenstadium verlassen. Die zusammengefallene Larvenhülle ist noch gut zu erkennen.
Bis die Libelle völlig aus entwickelt ist, und sich zu einem flugfähigen, geschlechtsreifen Tier entwickelt werden noch einige Stunden vergehen.

2 comments so far...

mramshaw May 17, 2012, 05:53 PM
Gorgeous, and fantastic at full-res (thanks for posting the large size).

Traces of the old exo-skeleton (I see you have taken Volker's hint).

It looks like the wings are not quite hard yet.

Gergana Vasileva May 18, 2012, 07:16 AM
Gorgeous animal and stunning macro! Congats! :***)

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