These bizarre-looking things are a couple of dragonfly nymphs that had emerged from the pond at my grandmother's. Dragonflies are have hemimetabolous life cycles, which means they have a very short pronymph stage, before developing into a nymph that partially resembles the adults but has wing buds as opposed to fully developed wings. This is different to holometabolous insects, such as moths and butterflies, which have life cycles characterised by a reduced larval stage and quiescent pupa before developing into an adult.
15/10/2020 12:28:51 am
I am a fan of what you are doing here, my man. I mean, it must not be easy to go to various places and just document them. There is not a lot of money to be made from blogging, or at least that is what I think. I am so happy that you are doing this, and I believe that you are enjoying it. I want to go and help you in one of your wildlife travels, when I can.
20/5/2022 11:22:45 pm
Appreciate your bllog post
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