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Decaying Dragonfly?

Observed: 5th June 2011 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
4th June 2011 (34)
4th June 2011 (35)
4th June 2011 (39)
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Martin Harvey's picture

just emerged?

Looks like it might be an individual that had only just emerged and then got attacked by a predator of some sort - the 'growths' on either side are the wings but it doesn't look as if they ever had a chance to expand.

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It was an weird one Martin,

It was an weird one Martin, those wings were very peculiar indeed and your explanation for the state of them makes good sense . Abdomen seems to be largely gone, probably eaten.

Cathal.