159. Ringed Cascader – Zygonyx torridus – European Dragonfly photo
Ringed Cascader ( Zygonyx torridus ) I can only quote from the Field Guide – ‘ .. a powerful and swift flier … males patrol tirelessly over rapids … seldom perches … prefers breeding sites with very fast flowing water … generally scarce in our area ‘ . Despite hours of watching I have as yet been unable to observe this species as it hangs up at the end of an afternoon’s flying. Hence I have just a flight shot and as yet not a very good one !
KEY I/D FEATURES
This is a large black bodied dragonfly with prominent yellow spotting which stands out even at a distance as it flies back and forth in the middle of a fast flowing river.