Description The larval stage of large dragonflies may last as long as five years. In smaller species, this stage may last between two months and three years. When the larva is ready to metamorphose into an adult, it climbs up a reed or other emergent plant. Exposure to air causes the larvae to begin breathing. The skin splits at a weak spot behind the head and the adult dragonfly crawls out of its old larval skin, pumps up its wings, and flies off to feed on midges and flies. The adult stage of larger species of dragonfly can last as long as five or six years.I will donate 20% of my earnings from this image toSt Jude's Cancer research for ChildrenLets wipe out Cancer in our life time.
LaFleureRouge Adams, Providence RI Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement Name: LaFleureRouge Born in Louisiana the land of Bayous Alligators and Voodoo. Now a resident of New England (Providence RI). Left home at 19 and Traveled the World. Ex Model now on the other side of the Camera. Digital Photographer Photo manipulator Dark Artist.
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