Dragonfly nymphs in my wildlife garden pond

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Dragonfly nymphs in my wildlife garden pond

Dragonfly Nymph in my wildlife garden pond

Dragonfly Nymph in my wildlife garden pond

I pulled these little monsters out of my pond today whilst removing leaves that had blown in. They are the T. Rex of the garden pond, Dragonfly nymphs. Measuring just 35mm they will attack and devour anything that comes into range of their extendable jaws, this includes tadpoles and even small fish and frogs! I put them back of course. These are probably that of a Southern Hawker dragonfly as one of those was laying eggs around the pond last year (and this). The nymphs live in the water for three years before hatching into their beautiful alter-ego. Read more about their fascinating lives and see more pictures Iv'e taken of these fantastic creatures at my wildlife garden website by clicking this link

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