Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Life & Death in the pond

Within an hour in a small back garden pond it is possible to witness the absolute beauty and utter horror that is the natural world.
Firstly is the mesmerising metamorphosis of a damselfly larvae into an adult.

But nearby something different and a lot more horrific, a group of ants have found a freshly emerged damselfly. Having spent more than two years as a larvae it's adult life was only a few minutes before being dismembered and eaten alive.

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