Thursday, May 17, 2012

The things have wings!

Had something of a surprise last week when I checked on the damselfly nymphs...

They have wings! Focus is off a bit, but on some pics I could make out all four wings. I wasn't expecting that; I had assumed they unfolded from inside when the larval skin was shed like a dragonfly does, or a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.

There's always something to learn when you start looking closely.