Pop quiz: Sex the exuvia

An odonate exuvia was photographed against a pure white background using the “Meet Your Neighbours” (MYN) technique.

This specimen is a Shadow Darner dragonfly (Aeshna umbrosa) exuvia, collected and identified by Andy Davidson near Richmond, Virginia USA. Shadow Darner is a member of Family Aeshnidae (Darners).

Can you tell whether the exuvia is from a female or male larva? (Hint: The Related Resource, shown below, might be a helpful reference.)

Related Resource: Post update: Aeshna umbrosa exuvia.

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