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beetle vs dragonfly - Rhionaeschna californica - female

beetle vs dragonfly - Rhionaeschna californica - Female
Mt Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California, USA
April 30, 2006
Rhionaeschna californica was caught in the jaws of a dytiscid larva.

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beetle vs dragonfly - Dytiscus beetle vs dragonfly - Rhionaeschna californica - female beetle vs dragonfly - Rhionaeschna californica - male

Awesome!
What a great find and a great photo series. The dragon is actually a female, though, which would explain why it got caught (probably ovipositing).

 
female
Thanks for correcting that. I guess it's an andromorphic female. Yes, it was a fun find!

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Moved from Predacious Diving Beetles.
I left one image of the series in the dytiscid section...

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