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Young dragonflies (known as naiads) are ...
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Image #: DSC_0069-10001
Location: Long Benali, Sarawak
Description: Young dragonflies (known as naiads) are fully aquatic. When mature, they crawl out of the water and attach themselves to vegetation or twigs. The one featured here just completed the final stages of its metamorphosis. Crawling out of its larval skin, it dries, pumps blood into its wings then flies off within a few hours to feed, mate and continue the next generation of dragonflies.