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Hawker Dragonfly nymph (Aeshna)

Observed: 5th October 2010 By: beingnaturephot...beingnaturephotography’s reputation in Invertebratesbeingnaturephotography’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Janys Hyde's picture

Flightless cricket

looks like some sort of flightless cricket with those tiny wings, but the only reference I can find which fits this colouring is apparently not present in Britain. Anyone help out...the name I have found is Euthystira brachyptera

RoyW's picture

Aeshna dragonfly nymph

This is the nymph of an aeshna species (the penatgonal head shape and the shape of the eyes rules out Emperor) - though as Phil has already said it is probably an Aeshna I'll give him a chance to post that ID. I don't think that it can really be identified further from this photo.

Wing buds begin to develop before the final instar, and in this case they look too short for a final instar, so I do not think that this one is ready to emerge just yet.
Colour can be very variable

phildean's picture

Thanks Roy - I'll post now

Thanks Roy - I'll post now :-)

beingnaturephotography's picture

Thank you

Thank you very much for your help.
Frank