You are here: Home Homestead Living Art Dewdrops On Dragonflies Dewdrops On Dragonflies by Keiren July 5, 2016, 6:08 pm 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 – Martin Amm Red Veined Darter covered in dew – Martin Amm Dragonfly Birth – Martin Amm 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. Western Clubtail Dragonfly – Martin Amm Southern Emerald Damselfly – Martin Amm Southern Emerald Damselfly Close Up – Martin Amm Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly – Martin Amm Sleeping Bee with Blue Eyes on a Branch – Martin Amm 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… www.naturfranken.mescamesh.de Dewdrops on Flower, Buds and Ladybug. Photographer unknown. Dewdrops on DragonFly by Ondrej Pakan, Slovakia. biker11.500px.com Dragonfly by Gao Guangyan. www.loneoceans.com – See more at: https://web.archive.org/web/20150512075127/https://www.inspirationgreen.com/dewdrops-on-dragonflies.html#sthash.A7kBRrVi.dpuf See more Previous article Gutter Gardening Next article Bark Furniture And Accessories Written by Keiren Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.