Dragonfly Week

Brown Hawker
It’s dragonfly week in the UK, and I’m seeing lots of great pictures of dragonflies on Twitter (the Twitter experience is much more enjoyable if you mainly follow naturalists). I spotted a Common Hawker dragonfly emerging from its larva shell on Saturday. It climbed up to the top of a plant, waited for its wings to dry and then fluttered off on its first ever flight.
Brown Hawker larva
Common Hawker larva – you can see where the adult burst out of its shell. It really looks like a little monster.
Brown Hawker
The newly emerged Common Haawker adult dragonfly, just after emerging from its larva shell.
Brown Hawker

 

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