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Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) egg and newly-emerged caterpillar on seed pod of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked imag...  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) egg and newly-emerged caterpillar on seed pod of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked imag...
Timelapse of a Cairns birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) butterfly caterpillar metamorphosing into a chrysalis, Queensland, Australia, April.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Timelapse of a Cairns birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) butterfly caterpillar metamorphosing into a chrysalis, Queensland, Australia, April.
Timelapse of a Cairns birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) butterfly caterpillar emerging from egg on an Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia) leaf and feeding, Queensland, Australia, April.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Timelapse of a Cairns birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) butterfly caterpillar emerging from egg on an Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia) leaf and feeding, Queensland, Australia, April.
Timelapse of a Tiger longwing (Heliconius hecale) forming a chrysalis. Controlled conditions. Native to South and Central America.  -  James Dunbar
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James Dunbar / Timelapse of a Tiger longwing (Heliconius hecale) forming a chrysalis. Controlled conditions. Native to South and Central America.
Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) close up of recently emerged damselfly, including the green liquids that are used to pump up the wings. Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands. July.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) close up of recently emerged damselfly, including the green liquids that are used to pump up the wings. Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands. July.
Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) close up of the wings of a just emerged damselfly, including the green liquids that are used to pump up the wings. Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands....  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) close up of the wings of a just emerged damselfly, including the green liquids that are used to pump up the wings. Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands....
Coastal glassfrog (Cochranella litoralis) on leaf with eggs. San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.  -  Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Coastal glassfrog (Cochranella litoralis) on leaf with eggs. San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Summer mayfly nymph (Siphlonurus lacustris), Europe, May.  Controlled conditions.  -  Jan  Hamrsky
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Jan Hamrsky / Summer mayfly nymph (Siphlonurus lacustris), Europe, May. Controlled conditions.
Summer mayfly nymphs (Siphlonurus lacustris), Europe, May.  Controlled conditions.  -  Jan  Hamrsky
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Jan Hamrsky / Summer mayfly nymphs (Siphlonurus lacustris), Europe, May. Controlled conditions.
Hacklegill mayfy nymph (Potamanthus luteus), Europe, July.  Controlled conditions.  -  Jan  Hamrsky
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Jan Hamrsky / Hacklegill mayfy nymph (Potamanthus luteus), Europe, July. Controlled conditions.
Common spadefoot toad (Pelobates fuscus) composite showing metamorphosis from larva to adult, The Netherlands, meetyourneighbours.net project  -  MYN / Paul van Hoof
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MYN / Paul van Hoof / Common spadefoot toad (Pelobates fuscus) composite showing metamorphosis from larva to adult, The Netherlands, meetyourneighbours.net project
Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) pupa showing wing colour of Male about to emerge, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May. Captive. Focus Stacked  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) pupa showing wing colour of Male about to emerge, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May. Captive. Focus Stacked
Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) pupa showing wing colour of Male about to emerge, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Captive - Focus Stacked  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) pupa showing wing colour of Male about to emerge, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Captive - Focus Stacked
Figwort weevil (Cionus hortulanus) pupating larvae in front of Pupae on Figwort, Hertfordshire, England, UK, June - Focus Stacked  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Figwort weevil (Cionus hortulanus) pupating larvae in front of Pupae on Figwort, Hertfordshire, England, UK, June - Focus Stacked
Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) female drying wings on underside of Pupae casing, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Captive  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) female drying wings on underside of Pupae casing, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Captive
Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) pupa, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Focus Stacked  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) pupa, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Focus Stacked
Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) pupa Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Focus Stacked  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) pupa Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Focus Stacked
Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) male emerging from pupa, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Captive  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Brimstone butterfly (Goneopteryx rhamni) male emerging from pupa, Hertfordshire, England, UK, May - Captive
Green frog tadpole (Rana clamitans) intermediate stage tadpole with back legs, New York, USA  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Green frog tadpole (Rana clamitans) intermediate stage tadpole with back legs, New York, USA
Green Frog (Rana clamitans) nearly metamorphosed frog showing remnants of tadpole tail, New York, USA  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Green Frog (Rana clamitans) nearly metamorphosed frog showing remnants of tadpole tail, New York, USA
Green Frog (Rana clamitans) nearly metamorphosed frog showing remnants of tadpole tail, New York, USA  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Green Frog (Rana clamitans) nearly metamorphosed frog showing remnants of tadpole tail, New York, USA
Green frog tadpole (Rana clamitans), intermediate stage tadpole with back legs, New York, USA.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Green frog tadpole (Rana clamitans), intermediate stage tadpole with back legs, New York, USA.
Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) recently emerged from nymphal case (right), Brasschaat, Belgium. April  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) recently emerged from nymphal case (right), Brasschaat, Belgium. April
Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) newly emerged adult hanging on to exuvia , Bristol, UK, May  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) newly emerged adult hanging on to exuvia , Bristol, UK, May
Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) newly emerged adult hangs above garden pond with reflection of house, Bristol, UK, May  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) newly emerged adult hangs above garden pond with reflection of house, Bristol, UK, May
Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) newly emerged adult hangs next to exuvia above garden pond, Bristol, UK, May  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) newly emerged adult hangs next to exuvia above garden pond, Bristol, UK, May
Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) emerging from nymphal case, Cornwall, UK. April 2018.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) emerging from nymphal case, Cornwall, UK. April 2018.
Adult cicada (Cicadoidea), just emerged from its larval skin and waiting for the wings to expand and dry, Pastaza Province, Ecuador.  -  Morley Read
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Morley Read / Adult cicada (Cicadoidea), just emerged from its larval skin and waiting for the wings to expand and dry, Pastaza Province, Ecuador.
Adult cicada (Cicadoidea), just emerged from its larval skin and waiting for the wings to expand and dry, Pastaza Province, Ecuador.  -  Morley Read
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Morley Read / Adult cicada (Cicadoidea), just emerged from its larval skin and waiting for the wings to expand and dry, Pastaza Province, Ecuador.
Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) nymph shedding exoskeleton, Brasschaat, Belgium. July  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) nymph shedding exoskeleton, Brasschaat, Belgium. July
Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) nymph shedding exoskeleton, Brasschaat, Belgium. July  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) nymph shedding exoskeleton, Brasschaat, Belgium. July
Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) nymph shedding exoskeleton, Brasschaat, Belgium. July  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) nymph shedding exoskeleton, Brasschaat, Belgium. July
Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) nymph shedding exoskeleton, Brasschaat, Belgium. April  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) nymph shedding exoskeleton, Brasschaat, Belgium. April
Superb green cicada (Neotibicen superbus) adult emerging from exuvia. Harbour Island, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Superb green cicada (Neotibicen superbus) adult emerging from exuvia. Harbour Island, Bahamas.
Superb green cicada (Neotibicen superbus) adult emerging from exuvia. Harbour Island, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Superb green cicada (Neotibicen superbus) adult emerging from exuvia. Harbour Island, Bahamas.
Black-headed cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa coccinea) larva and adult, on white background. Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. Digital composite.  -  Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Black-headed cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa coccinea) larva and adult, on white background. Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. Digital composite.
Owl butterflies (Caligo sp) fully emerged adults and pupae.  -  Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Owl butterflies (Caligo sp) fully emerged adults and pupae.
Common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpole, with tail and legs, UK, June. Controlled conditions.  -  Steve Downer
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Steve Downer / Common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpole, with tail and legs, UK, June. Controlled conditions.
Juvenile Common frog (Rana temporaria) sat on a lily pad, with tadpoles feeding underneath, UK, June.  -  Steve Downer
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Steve Downer / Juvenile Common frog (Rana temporaria) sat on a lily pad, with tadpoles feeding underneath, UK, June.
Close up of a Common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpole, with developing hind leg, UK, May.  -  Steve Downer
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Steve Downer / Close up of a Common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpole, with developing hind leg, UK, May.
Common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpole in frogspawn, showing gills, UK, March.  Controlled conditions.  -  Steve Downer
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Steve Downer / Common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpole in frogspawn, showing gills, UK, March. Controlled conditions.
RF - Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) emerging from nymphal case, Cornwall, UK. April. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / RF - Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) emerging from nymphal case, Cornwall, UK. April. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Common blue damselfly (Ennalagma cyathigerum) emerging from nymph, Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, July.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Common blue damselfly (Ennalagma cyathigerum) emerging from nymph, Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, July.
Exoskeletons of moulting nymphs of  Giant stonefly  / salmonfly (Pteronarcys californica) beside river, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA. July.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Exoskeletons of moulting nymphs of Giant stonefly / salmonfly (Pteronarcys californica) beside river, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA. July.
Exoskeletons of moulting nymphs of  Freshwater giant stonefly  (Pteronarcys californica) on riverside,Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA. July.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Exoskeletons of moulting nymphs of Freshwater giant stonefly (Pteronarcys californica) on riverside,Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA. July.
Exoskeletons of moulting nymphs of  Giant stonefly / salmonfly   (Pteronarcys californica) on riverside,Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA. July.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Exoskeletons of moulting nymphs of Giant stonefly / salmonfly (Pteronarcys californica) on riverside,Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA. July.
Common frog (Rana temporaria) froglet, Aveto Regional Park, Italy, July.  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Common frog (Rana temporaria) froglet, Aveto Regional Park, Italy, July.
Mashpi torrenteer (Hyloscirtus mashpi) metamorph part way through metamorphosis from tadpole to frog, portrait, Mashpi, Pichincha, Ecuador.  -  Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Mashpi torrenteer (Hyloscirtus mashpi) metamorph part way through metamorphosis from tadpole to frog, portrait, Mashpi, Pichincha, Ecuador.
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