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Dragonfly Cameraphone microscope photo

I found a dragonfly that was nearly dead whilst walking to uni. Because of my course and work placement this summer at uni assisting in heathland restoration and invertebrate identification I couldn’t just leave it on the pavement. So after waiting for the path to be empty I bunged the feller in my bag and took him to the labs.

Taken through a (very)low power stereo microscope by putting the phones camera lens up to one of the eyepieces.

Dragonflies are meant to have some of the most complex eyes in an insect…

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