Dewdrops On Dragonflies

Dewdrops on Dragonflies, all photos captured by Martin Amm 


Red Veined Darter covered in dew – Martin Amm


Dragonfly Portrait with Dew- Martin Amm

emerald damselfly

Emerald Damselfly – Martin Amm

red veined darter

Red Veined Darter covered in dew – Martin Amm


Dragonfly Birth – Martin Amm

dragonfly molting

Free – wings still shrivelled, colors undeveloped – Martin Amm
The larva lives for several weeks (or years depending on species) underwater and undergoes a series of molts as it grows. They emerge from the water when ready to undergo a final molt where the “skin” splits to reveal the winged adult.

chaser dragonfly

Western Clubtail Dragonfly – Martin Amm


Southern Emerald Damselfly – Martin Amm

southern emerald damselfly

Southern Emerald Damselfly Close Up – Martin Amm

chaser dragonfly

Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly – Martin Amm

sleeping bee

Sleeping Bee with Blue Eyes on a Branch – Martin Amm

close up of fly

Fly covered in Dew – Martin Amm

Damselfly – Martin Amm

Dragonflies and damselflies can be differentiated by the way they hold their wings. The wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Damselflies wings are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies are some of the fastest insects in the world. Damselflies are usually smaller, and not as fast as dragonflies. The eyes on a damselfly are apart; in most dragonflies the eyes touch. Neither can walk well. They eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. They can eat many times their weight in mosquitoes every day.

All photos (not manipulated) by Martin Amm of Kronach, Germany
A true (and young!) nature lover who gets his best shots on early cool mornings…

dewdrops on bugs

Dewdrops on Flower, Buds and Ladybug. Photographer unknown.


Dewdrops on DragonFly by Ondrej Pakan, Slovakia.


Dragonfly by Gao Guangyan.

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Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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