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Large Green Dragonfly

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Post by ashgale » August 27th, 2017, 8:16 pm

we had this large green dragonfly darting around the pond this afternoon,
it kept landing on the stones etc around the pond and looked like it was depositing its eggs among the crevices and moss,
but i understood that they laid their eggs on plant stems just under the waters surface ?
anyone else noticed this sort of thing before, and any idea of the species?

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Post by forager » August 28th, 2017, 11:09 am

i thought they laid their eggs underwater to,
not that i know much about these things myself, as i'm always getting corrected with "its not a drangonfly its a ............." sort of thing from some of my more knowledgeable friends when we spot them on our walks :oops:

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Re: Large Green Dragonfly

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Post by catmando » August 29th, 2017, 9:08 am

try the Southern Hawker - Aeshna cyanea
looks quite a good fit to me :)

see this Link for some info.

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Post by mal71 » August 30th, 2017, 9:00 am

i would agree with Catmando with Southern Hawker,
and from what i can find out, they lay their eggs on surrounding vegetation close to the water, but not actually in it,

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Re: Large Green Dragonfly

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Post by ashgale » August 30th, 2017, 9:15 am

that id looks spot on to me :)
and it does indeed look like it was laying its eggs around the pond then :)

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