Tiny Wings

As I hurried out my door this morning I saw these tiny wings lying on my porch, discarded. Who knows why? The story could be sad, disturbing, or that of a transformation.

They are such delicate things that it is hard to imagine that a creature could use them to fly. They were about an inch long, about the length of the upper joint of my thumb…

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2 responses to “Tiny Wings

  1. nannus

    Ant queens shed their wings before starting to build their new nest, but that would have to be a large species and you would probably have seen lots of such wings. Moreover, they have four wings. Could be from sume large kind of fly, which have just two wings. I once observed a wasp killing an insect. Before flying away with it, it cut away the wings and legs. But you would really need an expert to find out what kind of insect this was. Termite queens also shed their wings, but those look different.

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