Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Aeshnid Larva Has Emerged.........

The aeshnid larva that I have been talking about has emerged finally. I am right, the larva is Indaeschna grubaueri. I had been away for two days on outstation duty, and the larva just emerged during my absence! Too bad. By the time I arrived home, I saw the exuvia hanging on the stick, and the young adult was perching on the floor not far from the stick. I did not have the opportunity to witness the process of the emergence.

the exuvia clinging on the stick

a newly emerged male adult of Indaeschna grubaueri