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Dragonflies and Damselflies Dragonflies and Damselflies



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Dragonfly nymph

Dragonfly nymph
There are at least 6 large dragonfly nymphs in our small garden pond. For the last ten days or so, they have been spending increasing amounts of time partly out of the water. I suspect this means that they are ready to emerge. I don't know what species they are - the one I have seen most often in the garden in the past is the southern hawker, but we also get golden ringed dragonflies, common darters and broad bodied chasers. Unfortunately, I bet these are the hawker, which apparently usually emerges under cover of darkness.

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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Unique view!
4 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Nice fellow, almost suggesting an amphibian with an extra pair of legs! :)! Sure will turn into an impressive member of the Anisoptera, but which species would also not dare to guess.
4 years ago.
Tricia Gibson
Tricia Gibson
Well spotted Cathy - we'll look forward to seeing the adults soon :o)
4 years ago.