Image of Emperor dragonfly metamorphosis Emperor dragonfly Anax imperator having emerged from its larval skin lower centre following metamorphosis Emperor dragonfly larvae nymphs or naiads live in ponds for years The nymph then crawls out of the water and its skin splits allowing the adult form imago to emerge Its wings are then pumped up with blood and the abdomen filled with air before the body dries and hardens Once fully dried it takes on its distinctive colouration as here Dragonflies live as adults for a single summer See images Z to Z for a sequence of the dragonfly emerging
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