Emperor dragonfly metamorphosis

Emperor dragonfly metamorphosis

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Credit: ADRIAN BICKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Emperor dragonfly metamorphosis. Image 2 of 3. Adult emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator, green) emerging from its larval skin (exuvium, brown). The dragonfly is grasping the top of exuvium to lever its body out. To see a sequence of the adult emerging, see Z300/0291 to Z300/0293.

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