Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This nymph was having difficulty finding an appropriate stem to crawl onto so I helped by providing a small stick, which he immediatly accepted.
For the first hour I was too busy photographing to draw, but then the process slowed and I grabbed the opportunity to sketch. The whole process took just over two hours. By the time he was ready to fly we could see it was a male crimson-ringed whiteface ( Leucorrhinia glacialis).
To see photos of his emergence go to my blog: www.elvafieldnotes.blogspot.com