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Old 18-06-18, 05:55 PM
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Default Dragonflies 2018

I have started this thread to share my dragonfly pictures and hopefully encourage others to post there pictures.
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Scarce Chaser

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Broad-bodied Chaser

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Four-spotted Chaser

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Another shot of a Broad-bodied Chaser and a immature Emperor, this year though I have missed my first Hairy Dragonfly and Downy Emerald.

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I really like dragonflies but am not great at identification, and have never come across "Scarce Chaser". Note to self - re-check photos of male Broad- bodied Chaser...

When the match is over I'll post some of my own pics, if I can remember how?

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Old 18-06-18, 08:44 PM
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First is a Black Darter
Second is a male Broad-bodied Chaser
Third is an ovi-positing Broad-bodied Chaser

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First is a Common Darter
Second is a Brown Hawker
Third is an Emperor.

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Tony

PS - all IDs are in the "I think" category...
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I really like dragonflies but am not great at identification, and have never come across "Scarce Chaser". Note to self - re-check photos of male Broad- bodied Chaser...

When the match is over I'll post some of my own pics, if I can remember how?

Tony
I to really like dragonflies and this year like the butterflies I have got in to them and been looking for them this year.
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First is an Epaulette Skimmer (from North Africa but photographed in Spain)
Second is a Four-spot Chaser
Third is a Migrant Hawker.

Note the "I think" rider on the last post...

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Tony very nice picture of the dragonflies, like the black darter,
I have found the Field Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of Great Britain and Ierland very usefull.
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First is a Common Darter
Second is a Brown Hawker
Third is an Emperor.

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Tony

PS - all IDs are in the "I think" category...
I would agree with your IDs though I would like to know if the Common Darter as some yellow strips on it legs? think I can see a hint of one. As according to my book if the legs are all black it is a Ruddy Dart, though I have not seen one of those myself.
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Old 18-06-18, 09:17 PM
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Withe exception of the Banded Demoiselle (No2), the other IDs really are tentative. I have No1 down as Azure Damselfly, and No3 as Common Blue Damselfly.

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These photos have not necessarily been taken this year, and whilst I have lots of other pictures of both butterflies and dragonflies, in the case of the latter they're of the same species shown here.

Tony
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