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[NEW] 054. Blue-eyed Hawker – Aeshna affinis – European photo

054. Blue-eyed Hawker - Aeshna affinis- European Dragonfly photo The Blue-eyed Hawker ( Aeshna affinis ) could easily be mistaken for a small Blue Emperor ( Anax imperator ). The bright blue showing on the body and particularly the blue eyes stand out when flying in the sun. Tireless again during the day they rest more frequently [...]

[NEW]103. Balkan Emerald – Somatochlora meridionalis – European photo

103. Balkan Emerald - Somatochlora meridionalis -European photo -->   103. Balkan Emerald - Somatochlora meridionalis - European Dragonfly Photo The Balkan Emerald ( Somatochlora meridionalis ) is the equivalent in South - eastern Europe of the Brilliant Emerald ( Somatochlora metallica ) which is found much more extensively throughout Northern Europe. The size of these two [...]

[NEW] 072. Eastern Spectre – Caliaeschna microstigma – European photo

  072. Eastern Spectre - Caliaeschna microstigma -  European Dragonfly photo The Eastern Spectre ( Caliaeshna microstigma ) like its Western counterpart ( Boyeria Irene ) is a crepuscular species most often seen in the afternoon and flying until dark. It is the smallest of our aeshnids and as described in the Field Guide it is certainly [...]

[NEW] 21. Small Bluetail – Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly – Ischnura pumilio – UK European Dragonfly Photo

21-Small Bluetail - Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly - Ischnura pumilio- UK European Dragonfly Photo The Small Bluetail - Scarce-Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura pumilio) is aptly named as being scarce in the UK unlike its congener the Common Bluetail - Common Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans). Population density is often low at well dispersed sites although on occasion in [...]

Pallid Spreadwing – Lestes pallidus

Pallid Spreadwing - Lestes pallidus  

Vagrant Emperor – Anax ephippiger

Vagrant Emperor - Anax ephippiger            

Silhouette Dropwing – Trithemis hecate

Silhouette Dropwing - Trithemis hecate        

Phantom Flutterer – Rhyothemis semihyalina

Phantom Flutterer - Rhyothemis semihyalina    

Northern Banded Groundling – Brachythemis impartita

Northern Banded Groundling - Brachythemis impartita      

Dark-shouldered Skimmer – Orthetrum hintzi

Dark-shouldered Skimmer - Orthetrum hintzi