Yesterday I had a aquarium photography session. A 4mm long emperor dragonfly nymph turned up with this rather nice striped colouration.
I have only seen this colouration once before, again it was an emperor, but that one was over a cm if memory serves. The one yesterday let me get one good side on shot.
It was quite active, jetting around the aquarium at times, which it does by squirting water out of its rectum! It stopped and perched on the glass at one point.
I also photographed the water stick insect again, trying for some different angles.
This close up shows the hairs on the rostrum, the needle like mouthparts.
And I also got a more typical shot.
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