Female emperor dragonfly

Female emperor dragonfly

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Caption: Female emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) laying eggs into a decaying iris leaf. Using its spur- shaped ovipositor, eggs are laid in plant tissue to give them protection form predation. This dragonfly inhabits large pools and slow-moving rivers.

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