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Dragonfly or darter?

Observed: 5th August 2012 By: DHPainterDHPainter’s reputation in InvertebratesDHPainter’s reputation in Invertebrates
dragonfly or darter casing?

discovered whilst clearing out some reeds from my pond on my allotment


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Said creature had already left..

..this is just a husk..

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They way i understand it is at the larva of Dragonflies have a much stubbier abdomen then this, so this may be a Damselfly larval husk? I can't be sure though, just the other day i confused Damselflies with Birds...

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thanks BDeed, yes when I'm driving I catch sight of something in the sky, obviously I can't look at it properly, I say 'ooh big bird, is it a kite?' to which the reply is usually 'no Dawn it's a small light aircraft'.