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Ecdysis - emergence of a dragonfly Ecdysis<br />
Elapsed time 30min, from 4:25 to 4:55 pm<br />
EXIF: Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 M42 | 12mm extension | Handheld Blue-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly,Onychogomphus uncatus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Ecdysis - emergence of a dragonfly

Ecdysis
Elapsed time 30min, from 4:25 to 4:55 pm
EXIF: Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 M42 | 12mm extension | Handheld

    comments (8)

  1. Spectacular, how long did this process take? Posted 10 days ago
    1. This series took exactly 30 minutes, and took place in the middle of the afternoon, from 4:25 to 4:55 pm. I left the place at 5:00pm, not too long after the last photograph, and still it had the wings halfway to full length. Given that it would get colder and colder as it progressed towards the end of the afternoon, at least 2 hours could be expected to reach the full abdominal and wings extent. After this time the imago would move to a favorable location for the first warm-up and hence the first flight, the first day after, in all a new environment to explore. From water to land, the glimpse of the first major evolutionary step in the conquest of the terrestrial environment :) Posted 10 days ago, modified 10 days ago
      1. Great info, delivered as a beautiful story :) Posted 9 days ago
  2. Wonderful sequence! Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thank you! :) Posted 9 days ago
  3. I am delighted to view this sequence and impressive documentation. Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks so much, Ruth! Posted 9 days ago
    2. :) Posted 9 days ago, modified 9 days ago

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''Onychogomphus uncatus'', the large pincertail or blue-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly, is a species of dragonflies belonging to the family Gomphidae.

This dragonfly is bigger and rarer than the small pincertail. It is present in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by RMFelix
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By RMFelix

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