A thread for all you Odonata aficionados to post your photos of Damselflies and Dragonflies
It's been a late start to the season this year but I got my first one today - a female Banded Demoiselle.
Thanks Tony I've left her a link to your reply.
Great photos of the MH Wendy and something else I've learned with you seeing this at nightime !
Made such a racket as it crashed into glass covering moth light, was half-scared to look & see what it was! Lol
Was quite unharmed thank goodness & flew quite happily after photoshoot!
I've had a few come to the moth traps, but none as big & impressive as that Wendy.
Thanks TJ, was very impressive & a privilege to get such a close view!
I didn't know they flew at night either. I've always assumed they roosted somewhere until it warms up during the day.
I looks like a male Migrant Hawker, Wendy.
Just crashed into moth lights ... talk about a fright ... am sure you'll know what variety this is??
Didn't know they flew at night but some do & are attracted to light ... live & learn!!
Saw a few here today at LM but sadly none landed and i think one was a Migrant Hawker
Sunny and warm which brought out the dragonflies again.
Common Darters coupling although a tarmac path wasn't perhaps the most romantic location or a great background for photos.
And ovipositing in tandem in very shallow water.
Great captures Tony and good to see the dragonflies still enjoying the Autumn sunshine on offer.
Male Common Darter sunning itself on a wooden table.
I think this is also a Common Darter but an old female. It almost looks as though it's ovipositing on the wood. Shadows giving the illusion of an additional set of wings.
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