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Green Dragonfly

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Post by ashgale » July 10th, 2017, 5:15 pm

this was sitting on some ivy on a bridge on the river Meden yesterday,
an olive green coloured dragonfly, no idea of what species it is though :(


dragonfly.JPG dragonfly2.JPG

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Post by catmando » July 11th, 2017, 10:02 am

nice image Ash :)
but i'm afraid its a Damselfly rather than a Dragonfly !
and quite possibly the female of the Banded Demoiselles in your other post, but i'm not 100% certain,
(generally, dragonflies have their wings open when at rest, and the damselflies have them closed along the body, as in your pics)

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Post by mary » July 11th, 2017, 12:26 pm

that is a beautiful photo of it Ashgale :)
and that is a nice tip about the wings too, something i did not know before :roll:

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Post by ashgale » July 12th, 2017, 11:07 am

thanks for the info Catmando :)
i looked it up and it looks like you are spot on with your id :)
and that thing about the wings will come in very useful now i know :oops:

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Post by bizzy » July 13th, 2017, 10:07 am

great image :)
especially when you view it in the larger view, the hairs on the legs stand out clearly :)
i didn't realize that male and female were of different colours, especially such a marked difference too !

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Post by forager » July 14th, 2017, 4:41 pm

yes, a great image Ashgale :)

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Post by ashgale » July 15th, 2017, 10:02 am

thanks for your comments everyone, i am quite pleased with the photo myself, especially as i had to hang over the bridge side to get it :D

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Post by treehugger » July 17th, 2017, 10:46 am

Well done on getting these!!!!

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