Discarded dragonfly nymph cases

Discarded dragonfly nymph cases

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Discarded dragonfly nymph cases. Mass of dragonfly (order Odonata) nymph cases (exuviae) left behind on plant stems after the nymphs emerged into adult dragonflies. Photographed on a high-altitude lake on Mount Lassen, Cascade Mountains, California, USA.

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