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Gallery: 'Insects Unlocked' Collection Shares Free Bug Photos

Exoskeleton remains of dragonflies

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(Image credit: Public domain image by Alejandro Santillana; "Insects Unlocked" project, University of Texas at Austin)

This image captures two dragonfly exoskeletons left behind on the side of a fish tank after the insects molted.

Mindy Weisberger

Mindy Weisberger is a Live Science senior writer covering a general beat that includes climate change, paleontology, weird animal behavior, and space. Mindy holds an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University; prior to Live Science she produced, wrote and directed media for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Her videos about dinosaurs, astrophysics, biodiversity and evolution appear in museums and science centers worldwide, earning awards such as the CINE Golden Eagle and the Communicator Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in Scientific American, The Washington Post and How It Works Magazine.