To escape the heat of town I popped out the road to Alarcos by the river specifically to see what odontate action I might find…and there was plenty. Take the gorgoeus female Red-veined Darter, isn´t she just a beautiful compliment to the male of the previous entry?
Red-Veined Darter – female (Sympetrum fonscolombii), a photo by Mike at Sea on Flickr.
And then I found a Small Pincertail. Note the different type of tail appendages.
Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus), a photo by Mike at Sea on Flickr.
And of course there were Emperors and Bluets about. I think the following is an Emperor and will update accordingly. They were about but this one is a bit pale and the frons doesn´t look right for one.
Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) maybe?, a photo by Mike at Sea on Flickr.
This whole insect world is fascinating, when they´re not arachnids that is…
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Very cool Mike. Great shots.
Have been trying to find dragonflies here for ages but with no luck. Keep getting loads of damselflies, but they ain’t dragons 😉