Id dragonfly nymph?

Anyone good with identifying dragonfly nymphs? Just spotted this on a stone at the bottom of the pond. It’s about 2.5 inches long ish... zoomed in as much as I could!

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 3,259
    It's too hard to tell sorry. Could even be a diving beetle nymph though.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 765
    Thanks. Don’t think it’s diving beatle as had a few last year and this looks quite different. I’m assuming it’s either a hawker emperor or chaser as we had a lot last year, was just curious. Nice spot with my morning cuppa though! 😀
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,137
    He’ll eat your tads for you, probably why they say your lucky to get one frog from 100 tads.  Those large dragon flies are lovely though. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 765
    Yes, all in the cycle of life! British Dragonfly Society reckons Hawker or Emperor.. do love watching the emperors!
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,000
    Flinster said:
    [...] I’m assuming it’s either a hawker emperor or chaser as we had a lot last year, was just curious. Nice spot with my morning cuppa though! 😀
    Lucky you!
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,172
    We have dragonfly nymph too, as pictured above, which mature into Emperor dragonfly.  We don't have any frogs or tadpoles, but do have newts.  Which ones eat the tadpoles?
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 765
    They all do!
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