Common darter dragonfly metamorphosis

Common darter dragonfly metamorphosis

Z300/0235 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 52.6MB

Downloadable file size: 2.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the sequence Animals: Metamorphosis of a Common Darter dragonfly

Credit: ADRIAN BICKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Common darter dragonfly (Sympetrum striolatum) undergoing metamorphosis. Image 1 of 9. This is five minutes after the thorax starts to split open. Common darters metamorphose during darkness to reduce the risk of predation. The larva climbs the stem of a nearby plant before the fully formed dragonfly emerges. Dragonflies go through an incomplete metamorphosis where each stage of its development has a similar body form to the adult. For a complete sequence of the final stage of the common darter dragonfly metamorphosis, see images Z300/235-243.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, biological, biology, change, changing, common darter, development, dragonfly, emerge, emerging, entomology, fauna, growing, growth, hatch, hatches, hatching, hemimetabolous, imago, incomplete metamorphosis, insect, insecta, instar, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, larvae, leaf, maturity, metamorphose, metamorphosis, metamorphosising, nature, one, plant, shedding, single, stage, stages, sympetrum striolatum, thorax, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.