Remember this? It was captured on April 4 in Shangzhuang Reservoir. At first I thought it is Anax nigrofasciatus
Yesterday I found it turned green. It’s time to emerge.
About eleven in the evening, it climbed on to the branch from water. In the following hours it writhed tail frequently, climbed up and down.
After warming up, at 2:50, the eclosion started.
Have a rest. The picture on the screen is another post about the growth by slmok
Suddenly it did a sit-up, catching its old skin and whipped out abdomen quickly, then spread wings slowly.
In the morning. The eclosion was successful. Now it turned out that this is a male Anax parthenope, I was wrong at first. In my childhood, I ofter tied a female one of this species on a string to entrap male ones.
I put it in the sun to warm its body and it flew away at last.