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Posts Tagged: dragonflies


Posts Tagged ‘dragonflies’

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Damselfly Procreation

Damselfly Procreation

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Broad-bodied Chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser

I am no expert on dragonflies, but from googling I’d say this is a female Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa). Whether it is or not, it was the biggest dragonfly I’ve yet to encounter – it was huge, and when it first flew by me I mistook it for a small bird, from the size and the shadow it made. But no, really big dragonfly. I took this photo in the Langballig Au, but there are lots of them out in the Geltinger Birk, as well – the Geltinger Birk seems to be a good place to spot dragonflies and damselflies of all sorts in general. I think I saw more than 60 last week, of at least four different species. So, you know, if you are an Odonata enthusiast and in the region, the Geltinger Birk is definitely the place to head to, right now. In the unlikely event that you are, send a comment and I will point you to the precise hedge where they were all hanging out.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Anax Imperator

Anax Imperator

This is a male emperor dragonfly (lat. Anax Imperator, Ger. Grosse Königslibelle).

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Dragonfly

Dragonfly
This is some kind of darter/meadowhawk (Lat. Sympetrum, Ger. Heidelibelle). If I had to bet, I’d go for Sympetrum striolatum, but the perspective is not good enough to tell for certain, nor am I any sort of dragonfly expert.