Damselfly Exuvia

exuvia
This damselfly exuvia was found at Silver Lake in Brighton, Utah.  I'm hoping someday to get a photo
of a damselfly in the act of emerging from one of these.  From what I understand, the things that look
like strings are actually breathing tubes for use when the exuvia lived underwater.  Greg Lasley has
some remarkable photos of a dragonfly emerging from the exuvia.  © Carol Davis 9-7-2008

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