18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dragonfly Nymph Exoskeleton

We had been observing the dragonflies in the backyard for some days, and then noticed this exoskeleton one had left behind, still clinging to the cattail by its hooked, hollow legs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Emma Eckert