|While I was distracted, she used her now hardened legs to pull the rest of her abdomen out of the exuvia. |
Wing expansion is well underway.
|The wings are just about fully expanded and they are losing some of their opaqueness.|
|The abdomen is lengthening more noticeably now.|
|The wings are much clearer and the abdomen is just about there. Parts of the thorax are starting to turn|
metallic green, particularly along the sutures.
This was the first winged dragonfly that I’ve seen this season—in other words an adult, and it seems particularly fitting that she was in the process of emerging when I found her. I’m ready for more . . .