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|A type of Skimmer, these gossamer winged mosquito eaters are the most common and colorful of the Dragonfly family. With wings up to 4 inches and a length of from 1-3 inches they can live anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months. The rear wings are slightly longer than the front ones. They have large compound eyes, short anntennae and are equipped with chewing mouth parts. The males and females differ in appearance(dimorphic). Adults mate in flight, the male clasping the female behind the head. Nymphs develop in the water and take months, even years, to develop into maturity at which time they climb out onto plants or rocks to molt into adults. They are called Skimmers because they tend to fly low over the water.|
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THOSE EYES!!!! Too cool!
The background is interesting - different - almost psychedelic with the colors and light. :)
I'm still impressed with your bug rapport.
not very sharp on the eyes but greta details on the wings