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Old Oct 10, 2008, 8:54 PM   #1
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This little guy was so small I could hardly see it. about 1mm at the widest part of body. I took this at work well before daylight on the glass entrance door, with a 50mm + 2X tele. FG450 flash






I have no idea what this is! :-?
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Old Oct 25, 2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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he was growing while i took pics
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Maybe a Dragonfly or Damselfly??:idea: The second pic is looking more critter-like than the first one. Will there be more pics? Robert
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 8:41 PM   #4
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Maybe a Dragonfly or Damselfly??:idea:* The second pic is looking more critter-like than the first one. Will there be more pics? Robert
Well, it is and it isn't - it is the empty shed skin of an emerged damsel or dragonfly nymph. So I guess you could say it was one once. Good guess, though. :crazy:
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Maybe a Dragonfly or Damselfly??:idea: The second pic is looking more critter-like than the first one. Will there be more pics? Robert
Well, it is and it isn't - it is the empty shed skin of an emerged damsel or dragonfly nymph. So I guess you could say it was one once. Good guess, though. :crazy:
hmmm... I had know idea they were that small when they shed there skin :-?
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[hmmm... I had no idea they were that small when they shed their skin :-?
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That is pretty small, all right - I didn't notice the measurement (or the location)- there are several molts before the nymph attains full size, but if it was out of water, it has to be mature - damsel flies are much smaller than dragonflies, so maybe it is one of the smaller ones. Or maybe some other insect - unless there is water close by, if it was on your door it is unlikely to have crawled out of a pond, so it could not be an aquatic larva at all and could not be a damsel or dragonfly. That is what the power of suggestion does to you. I have no idea what it is. :?:
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[hmmm... I had no idea they were that small when they shed their skin :-?
that is pretty small, all right - I didn't notice the measurement (or the location)- there are several molts before the nymph attains full size, but if it was out of water, it has to be mature - damsel flies are much smaller than dragonflies, so maybe it is one of the smaller ones. Or maybe some other insect - unless there is water close by, if it was on your door it is unlikely to have crawled out of a pond, so it could not be an aquatic larva at all and could not be a damsel or dragonfly. That is what the power of suggestion does to you. I have no idea what it is. :?

well... I can dig through my files and see what other pix I have that might help.

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1...ug51056nv4.jpg

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/4...ug31054vs7.jpg
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sorry, double post.
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