Sunday, April 24, 2011

Just a Photo: What I dug up the other day

Here are four dragonfly nymphs (or larvae if you prefer) that I dug up yesterday at Ice House Lake,
Washington. The big spiny one at upper left is a Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera), the little guy
below that is a young Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia); going right, the big dark one near the
middle is a Libellula (probably Eight-spotted Skimmer, L. forensis); and the little one at far right is 
either a meadowhawk (Sympetrum) or a whiteface (Leucorrhinia)—I didn’t keep track of which 
nymph was photographed here and I can’t tell which it is from the photo.

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