Monday, July 26, 2010

Larval Emergence of Neurothemis fluctuans

I witnessed the larval emergence of female Neurothemis fluctuans.

This larva (image above) was photographed at 14:30 hour. It is very matured, and it is going to emerge very soon......

After eight hours later around 23:00 hour, this happened (see images below)! Showing below are a series of three photos taking at the most critical moment - the whole adult insect is emerging out from the exuvia. This critical moment only took less than 5 seconds! In order to take record this critical moment with camera, one has to wait by the emerging larva patiently.