Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Larval Emergence - Indaeschna grubaueri

I finally have witnessed the whole larval emergence process of female Indaeschna grubaueri. The female larva was caught at Sg Sedim Recreational Park in Gunung Inas Forest Reserve, Kedah. When it was caught, the larva was at F4 stage. So, it lived in the acquarium for two months before the emergence. She started to emerge around 3.30am, and I had to stay up the whole night (without sleep) to record this exciting moment! You may view the male Indaeschna grubaueri larva here.