Most emerge vertically but a few species emerge horizontally on rocks protruding from the water or on aquatic plants. Once the support has been chosen it makes sure it has a secure grip by flexing its legs then violently flicking the abdomen. This helps make sure there are no obstructions that may stop the wings from expanding.
|The ghostly shapes of exoskeletons. The empty larval cases of already emerged damselflies.|
|No hope for this individual i'm afraid.|