Cathy Oetegenn (trying to catch up....)'s photos with the southern

Southern hawker up close

Southern hawker up close
I think if I'd gone any closer to this dragonfly, the lens hood would have touched her. My husband suggested that this might have been one of the dragonflies that emerged from our pond, so it thinks I am Mum :-)
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Added on August 26, 2013

Dragonfly exuvia close-up

Dragonfly exuvia close-up
So far, at least five nymphs have emerged from my garden pond, leaving behind the cast-off outer casings, or exuviae. As far as I can tell, they were all southern hawker nymphs - on two occasions I found the newly emerged dragonfly clinging on next to the…
Added on July 20, 2013