A busy late summer for female dragonflies in Beijing

Female dragonflies are busy laying eggs in late summer in Beijing.

Dragonfly enthusiast Wen Yuchuan took a group of photos in Duijiuyu, a valley in the city's northern part.

The aquatic insect's life is divided into three stages: eggs, nymphs, and adults. 

Females breed in summer, laying eggs usually on grasses near water.

(All images provided by Wen Yuchuan)

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