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Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma najas)

Observer

ihoah

Date

July 3, 2024 01:35 PM EEST

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What

Common Hooktail (Paragomphus genei)

Observer

lucaboscain

Date

August 1, 2020 10:06 AM CEST

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Observer

kristianoevrum

Date

May 27, 2024 12:05 PM CEST

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What

Common Winter Damselfly (Sympecma fusca)

Observer

yorbo

Date

May 15, 2021 05:07 PM UTC

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What

Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon)

Observer

nocturnalmedia

Date

August 11, 2022 11:43 AM CEST

Description

Aberration

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What

Vagrant Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)

Observer

robertzimmermann

Date

August 22, 2019 02:04 PM HST

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joseproma

Date

September 6, 2020 03:56 PM CEST

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jost_holtzmann

Date

July 19, 2015 03:19 PM CEST

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arnemf

Date

August 14, 2023 08:24 PM CEST

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What

Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)

Date

May 13, 2023 12:17 PM CEST

Description

Feeding massively on mayfly, Leptophlebia vespertina.
I counted 147 dragonflies in this picture.
May 2023.
Kongens Mose, Tønder, Denmark.

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What

Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum)

Date

May 26, 2023 01:17 PM CEST

Place

fovslet (Google, OSM)

Description

A female.
May 2023.
Fovslet, Kolding, Denmark.

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What

Northern Bluets (Genus Coenagrion)

Observer

bitsnbirds

Date

May 27, 2023 12:25 PM IST

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What

Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)

Observer

moustik

Date

May 25, 2017 04:28 PM CEST

Description

Je serais tentée de dire O. coerulescens avec les 2 rangées de cellules mais je ne sais pas si ce caractère suffit à le différencier de O. brunneum et je n'ai pas de photo de face.

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What

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

Observer

jaroschacht

Date

October 22, 2023 03:16 PM CEST

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What

Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)

Date

July 8, 2012 01:17 PM CEST

Description

Female feeding on female Onychogomphus forcipatus.

West of Lake Ohrid, few hundreds of meters from the Albanian border.
Macedonia.

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What

Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)

Observer

anitaharms

Date

September 23, 2023

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What

Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)

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efarilis

Date

October 3, 2023 07:54 PM EEST

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ajott

Date

September 13, 2010 05:43 PM -05

Description

One night in my bathroom...

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What

Ladybird Spider (Eresus kollari)

Observer

wp-polzin

Date

September 17, 2023 04:33 PM CEST

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What

Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

Observer

pier_b

Date

August 28, 2023 02:49 PM CEST

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What

Nomad (Sympetrum fonscolombii)

Observer

kostaszontanos

Date

August 22, 2017 10:59 AM HST

Description

Female Red-veined Darter caught in Four Spot Orb Weaver (Araneus quadratus) spider web.

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What

Nomad (Sympetrum fonscolombii)

Observer

ldacosta

Date

October 7, 2021 11:07 AM WEST

Place

Portugal (Google, OSM)

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What

Fishing Spiders (Genus Dolomedes)

Observer

xespok

Date

August 11, 2021 02:00 PM CEST

Description

cf.

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What

Fishing Spiders (Genus Dolomedes)

Observer

dna23

Date

July 19, 2022

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wp-polzin

Date

August 20, 2023 03:27 PM CEST

Description

note the prey

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What

Narrow-winged Damselflies (Family Coenagrionidae)

Observer

janaage3790

Date

May 31, 2023 03:27 PM CEST

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What

Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)

Observer

purperlibel

Date

July 30, 2023 12:59 PM CEST

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What

Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)

Observer

romainclem

Date

July 2023

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What

Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)

Observer

tobi123

Date

July 14, 2023 01:34 PM CEST

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What

Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)

Observer

luca63

Date

June 15, 2019

Description

pochi individui

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What

Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

Observer

simsebiene

Date

May 10, 2023 04:21 PM CEST

Description

Isola del Giglio near Castello

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What

Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)

Observer

bird_in_silence

Date

August 12, 2017 08:28 AM MSK

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What

Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)

Observer

andrewchambers

Date

May 10, 2012 09:59 AM EEST

Description

Female

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What

Large White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)

Observer

helger

Date

June 16, 2022 02:12 PM CEST

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What

Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Observer

dylandavidsmith

Date

December 16, 2022 05:40 PM SAST

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What

Baltic Hawker (Aeshna serrata)

Observer

turo

Date

August 8, 2004 03:50 PM EEST

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What

Common Winter Damselfly (Sympecma fusca)

Date

December 18, 2022 11:57 AM CET

Description

A female.
December 2022.
Uffelter Binnenveld, Drenthe, Holland.

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What

Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii)

Observer

tbrooks

Date

June 26, 2021 12:56 PM CEST

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What

Vagrant Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)

Observer

vladimir_onishko

Date

August 18, 2022 11:54 AM MSK

Description

Victim

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What

Greek Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma elisabethae)

Observer

philbenstead

Date

May 2015

Place

Greece (Google, OSM)

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What

Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)

Observer

chiaravitillo

Date

September 1, 2018 11:41 AM CEST

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What

White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes)

Observer

wp-polzin

Date

June 15, 2018 06:26 PM CEST

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What

Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea)

Observer

jakob

Date

July 25, 2022 05:06 PM EEST

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What

Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)

Observer

ma_fink

Date

August 16, 2022 11:46 AM +01

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What

Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)

Observer

helger

Date

September 30, 2022 02:29 PM CEST

Description

Tandem of a male C. viridis and a female L. virens which lasted about a minute.
Second picture shows the female after separation

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What

Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)

Date

August 19, 2022 12:55 PM CEST

Description

Bioblitz in the fenced area Høstemark Friday and Saturday, owned by Aage V. Jensen Naturfond, with approx. 150 Red Deer and no public access.
No big highlights regarding observed dragonflies, but Aeshna juncea, was very active at a pond.
Here a mating wheel is disturbed by Anax imperator, a species where males are really aggressive towards other aesnid dragonflies. There are two males wanting to interact with the mating wheel of the slightly smaller dragonfly species.
The A. imperator is a tropical species, which has become very common in Denmark, during the last 30 years, while A. juncea has been here for thousands of years. The former is found from South Africa, to southern Scandinavia, while the latter is found in a band around the globe, in the northern hemisphere.

What I suspect that the A. imperator is doing, is trying to bite the two upper appendages of the male A. juncea, holding the females head. I have several times photographed male damselflies seemingly trying to do this to a tandem of damselflies, but I also suspect that is the reason why this Aeshna eremita (photographed in Canada), only has the bases of its upper appendages left.
It’s the largest Aeshna species in Northern America.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4731171

August 2022.
Høstemark, Aalborg, Denmark.

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What

Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)

Observer

lpmudler

Date

August 14, 2022 04:01 PM CEST

Description

  1. august 2022, Vandhullet i Sudkær

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What

Yellow-winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)

Observer

ldvn

Date

July 27, 2022 03:16 PM CEST

Description

S. flaveolum M/M/F

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What

Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)

Observer

theworldofpaolo

Date

August 4, 2022 06:28 PM CEST

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vladimir_onishko

Date

August 16, 2021 04:15 PM MSK

Description

The difference in the color of the abdomen of males of similar species. Bottom and left A. soneharai, top and right A. mixta.
https://complete.bioone.org/journals/odonatologica/current

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What

Skylight Flutterer (Rhyothemis fenestrina)

Observer

highston

Date

February 15, 2020 09:53 AM CAT

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What

Long-bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

Observer

joergpageler

Date

July 11, 2008 04:16 PM CEST

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What

Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)

Observer

fero

Date

June 2021

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Date

June 2017

Description

A species discovered in 2011 and described in 2014.
June 2017.
Morocco.

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What

Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)

Observer

tobi123

Date

April 19, 2022 01:49 PM CEST

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What

Common Winter Damselfly (Sympecma fusca)

Observer

david_gispert

Date

April 16, 2022 07:15 PM UTC

Description

És normal aquest aparellamet?

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What

Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)

Observer

helger

Date

April 2022

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What

Buchholz’ Goldenring (Cordulegaster buchholzi)

Observer

edithbucher

Date

July 2019

Place

Greece (Google, OSM)

Description

The specimen of the images was already death. I could observe a flying exemplar, too.

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What

Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)

Date

September 20, 2021 02:47 PM CEST

Place

fovslet (Google, OSM)

Description

A male Sympetrum sanguineum dropped down in the water, and was attacked by Diving Beetles (Acilius sulcatus), and vanished from the surface about 25 min. after hitting the water.
September 2021.
Svanemosen, Kolding, Denmark.

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What

Dainty Damselfly (Coenagrion scitulum)

Observer

leobix

Date

June 19, 2011 03:48 PM UTC

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What

Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

Observer

gerrit_oehm

Date

June 30, 2013 02:55 PM CEST

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What

Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella)

Observer

martin_galli

Date

June 26, 2021 09:50 AM CEST

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What

Forktails (Genus Ischnura)

Observer

melvie

Date

March 2022

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What

Caucasian Goldenring (Cordulegaster mzymtae)

Observer

oleg_kosterin

Date

July 7, 2019 02:21 PM +07

Description

a male
The second specimen found in Russia after the holotype a century ago, at exactly the same elevatoin but at the different side of the Caucasus. Appeared flying over an asphalted pond bank while the exact habitat not found.

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What

Orange-tailed Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum)

Observer

ylvina

Date

March 25, 2022 10:08 PM UTC

Description

Im Aquarium geschlüpft

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What

Vagrant Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)

Observer

jakob

Date

October 3, 2020 01:33 PM SAST

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Observer

ingridaltmann

Date

June 6, 2010 10:21 AM CEST

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What

Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)

Observer

agapakisgeorgios

Date

August 24, 2019 12:54 PM +03

Description

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What

Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)

Observer

yudval

Date

May 7, 2021 02:24 PM +05

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Observer

helger

Date

February 28, 2022 11:08 AM UTC

Description

in a garden pond

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What

Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)

Observer

lukasdiehl

Date

June 2, 2021 04:30 PM CEST

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What

Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)

Date

May 26, 2018 03:26 PM CEST

Description

A tripple connection, two males and a female.
May 2018.
Svanemosen, Kolding, Denmark.

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What

Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)

Date

August 16, 2006 01:05 PM CEST

Description

Tandem attempt by Lestes sponsa male on a female Sympetrum danae.
16/8 2006.
Kolding, Denmark.

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What

Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)

Date

May 22, 2011 10:50 AM CEST

Description

A male damselfly lands on top of a male dragonfly, and tries to form a tandem. I have more pictures, but unfortunately the damselfly is more or less blurred by movements, as I opted for a small aperture just before the damselfly appeared.

May 2011, Rössjöholm, Sweden.

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What

Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

Date

May 5, 2007 01:30 PM CEST

Description

Wings and abdomen seperated from the rest of the body, on this male Coenagrion pulchellum.
May 2007.
Svanemosen, Kolding, Denmark.

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Observer

tobi123

Date

February 2, 2022 12:42 PM UTC

Description

Garden pond
Phryganea grandis?

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What

Skimmers (Family Libellulidae)

Observer

cris-tzabcan

Date

December 7, 2019 09:46 PM CST

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What

Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina)

Observer

oldman19510

Date

April 18, 2017 08:15 AM AWST

Description

eating Green Marsh Hawk

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What

Madagascan Rivercruiser (Phyllomacromia trifasciata)

Date

January 9, 2016 03:37 PM CET

Description

A female.
January 2016.
Lodge/camp near Isalo National Park.
Madagascar.

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What

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)

Observer

ingrid_kulozik

Date

September 9, 2021 01:12 PM CEST

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What

Dainty Damselfly (Coenagrion scitulum)

Observer

bottin

Date

June 14, 2014 05:10 PM CEST

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Observer

bottin

Date

June 14, 2015 01:49 PM CEST

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Observer

jessicasuccu

Date

January 5, 2022 07:56 PM CET

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What

Yellow-spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)

Observer

marina_gorbunova

Date

May 31, 2019 04:45 PM MSK

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Observer

tadkawecki

Date

June 2, 2018 03:43 PM CEST

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Observer

gernotkunz

Date

June 13, 2012 06:13 AM CEST

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What

Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma najas)

Observer

dhobern

Date

June 27, 2014 08:28 AM CEST

Description

Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840), female, Utterslev, Denmark, 27 June 2014

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What

Dragonflies (Suborder Anisoptera)

Observer

luisbelo

Date

June 4, 2020 06:03 PM WEST

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What

Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

Date

July 3, 2020 07:40 AM +03

Description

Would be interested to know more about the Diptera individuals present on the wings, roughly visible in the images.

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What

Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii)

Observer

elbebiber

Date

August 9, 2020 11:16 AM CEST

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What

Costa's Pincertail (Onychogomphus costae)

Observer

birdingjulia

Date

May 2021

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Observer

macrohunter_ls

Date

May 27, 2021 05:58 PM MSK

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What

White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia dubia)

Observer

helger

Date

June 19, 2021 12:25 PM UTC

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What

Giant Petaltail (Petalura ingentissima)

Observer

matthew_connors

Date

March 2018

Description

I present to you: the largest dragonfly in the world, featuring my face for size comparison! :P Photos simply don't convey its sheer size and bulk but hopefully having something for comparison helps.

Anyway, story time! This guy was flying around erratically for at least an hour and a half since we arrived - I assume due to the missing wing half. I hadn't seen it myself but a couple of my friends had, and it somehow hit me in the side of the head and quickly flew off. :P
Anyway, while we were all chilling around the river, it decided to fly straight into the waterfall (in the background in pic 3) and was promptly swept downstream. What else could I do?? I jumped in and chased after it! 😂
As you can tell from the photos, my swim was successful, and I ended up with the most enormous dragonfly I have ever seen right before me. :P I can't even properly describe how enormously huge it was. And those amazing cerci! I gave it some time to dry off, but being humid tropical Queensland, it wasn't happening very quickly. It was more than happy to sit on my hand and so I wondered if it would prefer somewhere a bit higher and drier :P
So that is how it ended up on my face! As it dried and we were plagued by march flies, the obvious solution was to give him one to eat. He accepted it gratefully and somehow ate the entire thing in a single bite. Hopefully that goes a way into showing just how huge and formidable these guys are! Not content, he then sliced his huge mandibles into my nose -_- and had to be gently prized off. He slowly lapped up blood for a while after but luckily didn't do any more biting! If I squint in the mirror I can still see a faint line there now :P
He sat for about an hour before we had to leave and I left him on a shrub. I hope he was okay with half a wing missing, but there wasn't much else I could do. All in all one of the best experiences of my life! :D

First photo is by Haley Harding because I am incapable of taking selfies :P

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What

Whitefaces (Genus Leucorrhinia)

Observer

helger

Date

July 3, 2021 11:59 AM UTC

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What

Rumsfeld Stream Crab (Candidiopotamon rathbuni)

Observer

ku6777

Date

November 1, 2021 05:44 PM CST

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What

Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata)

Observer

vladimir_onishko

Date

July 10, 2021 12:34 PM MSK

Description

Comparison of species.
On the left is Aeshna crenata
On the right is Aeshna serrata