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Dragonfly Exuviae It would seem that the male had staked a claim on a female as they were emerging?<br />
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There were 100&#039;s of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I&#039;ve never noticed so many before!<br />
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Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
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Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113855/dragonfly_exuviae.html" title="Dragonfly Exuviae"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/113855_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=JVWnkcrnQ12zeWYnWwjfxlh%2F4K4%3D" width="200" height="158" alt="Dragonfly Exuviae It would seem that the male had staked a claim on a female as they were emerging?<br />
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There were 100&#039;s of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I&#039;ve never noticed so many before!<br />
<br />
Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113853/dragonfly_exuvia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113855/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113854/dragonfly_exuviae.html" title="Dragonfly Exuviae"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/113854_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=bmyGyNB7VX82DikN%2BdFoh0C25SA%3D" width="120" height="152" alt="Dragonfly Exuviae This photo also has what looks like a spider exuvia on the leaf.<br />
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There were 100&#039;s of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I&#039;ve never noticed so many before!<br />
<br />
Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113853/dragonfly_exuvia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113855/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113854/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113856/dragonfly_exuvia.html" title="Dragonfly Exuvia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/113856_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=UFqAXPzIM5CaypHrqUpVBNQfsMQ%3D" width="104" height="152" alt="Dragonfly Exuvia There were 100&#039;s of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I&#039;ve never noticed so many before!<br />
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Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113853/dragonfly_exuvia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113855/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113854/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
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Dragonfly Exuviae

It would seem that the male had staked a claim on a female as they were emerging?

There were 100's of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I've never noticed so many before!

Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond

Dragonfly Exuvia There were 100's of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I've never noticed so many before!<br />
<br />
Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113853/dragonfly_exuvia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113855/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113854/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113856/dragonfly_exuvia.html Geotagged,Odonata,Summer,United States,dragonfly,dragonfly exuvia,ecdysis,exuvia,nymph

Dragonfly Exuviae It would seem that the male had staked a claim on a female as they were emerging?<br />
<br />
There were 100's of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I've never noticed so many before!<br />
<br />
Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113853/dragonfly_exuvia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113855/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113854/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113856/dragonfly_exuvia.html Exuviae,Geotagged,Summer,United States,dragonfly,exuvia

Dragonfly Exuviae This photo also has what looks like a spider exuvia on the leaf.<br />
<br />
There were 100's of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I've never noticed so many before!<br />
<br />
Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113853/dragonfly_exuvia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113855/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113854/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113856/dragonfly_exuvia.html Geotagged,Summer,United States

Dragonfly Exuvia There were 100's of exuvia on the plants in and around this pond. I've never noticed so many before!<br />
<br />
Habitat: Clinging to vegetation in a small pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113853/dragonfly_exuvia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113855/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113854/dragonfly_exuviae.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113856/dragonfly_exuvia.html Geotagged,Summer,United States

    comments (7)

  1. Amazing find and shot. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Niel! Posted one month ago
  2. UMMM.....COOL!!! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! There must have been a mass emergence bc the number of exuviae was impressive. Posted one month ago
  3. Makes you wonder how the female got out at all?

    In any case, the quality of this shot is astonishing. Such clarity, well focused, beautiful lighting. Compliments!
    Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks!

      And, hmm. Very good point. Maybe it isn't sex-related and the bottom dragonfly simply emerged first, and the top one crawled on top of its exuvia by chance?
      Posted one month ago
      1. I find both possibilities pretty amazing! Posted one month ago

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Uploaded Apr 29, 2021. Captured Sep 13, 2020 10:16 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm