Golden ringed dragonfly metamorphosis

Golden ringed dragonfly metamorphosis

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This image is part of the sequence Animals: Metamorphosis of a Golden Ringed dragonfly

Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Golden ringed dragonfly metamorphosis. Image 5 of 5. This dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltoni) is fully emerged from the larva. Its wings are fully extended and it is ready to fly. The larva is aquatic and escapes the water by climbing on to the stem of a plant whilst undergoing metamorphosis. For a complete sequence see images Z300/257 to Z300/261.

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