A Damselfly newly hatched from the “shell”. Found in my garden at the pond. Foto taken from the upside!
View the other pictures on the side then you can see the proces. On hot days the larvae come out of the water and change into a beautiful damselfly!
The first two picture the damselfly just come out and you can see where they come from. It’s being dried by the wind till the wings are dry enough to fly. On the foto you can see the damselfly is still slightly translucent and has almost no color.
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Damselflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, with an aquatic nymph stage. The female lays eggs in water, sometimes in underwater vegetation, or high in trees in bromeliads and other water-filled cavities. Nymphs are carnivorous, feeding on daphnia, mosquito larvae, and various other small aquatic organisms, using extendable jaws similar to those of the dragonfly nymph. The gills of damselfly nymphs are large and external, resembling three fins at the end of the abdomen. After moulting several times, the winged adult emerges and eats flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Some of the larger tropical species are known to feed on spiders, hovering near the web and plucking the spider from its nest.
Camera Sony Alpha 100 Macro Sigma lens F/2,8 1/1,25 sec ISO 400