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huge beasty in the conservetory today

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huge beasty in the conservetory today



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what is it Sandra

15 Jun, 2009

 

its very nice but I have no idea what it is

15 Jun, 2009

 

wings are huge an so delicate looking

15 Jun, 2009

 

i was hoping someone would tell me. i've never seen anything like it.

15 Jun, 2009

 

i hope someone does know what it is, id love to find out

15 Jun, 2009

 

ok i've found it. its a four spotted chaser dragon fly. aparently common in the uk...i've never net this one.

http://www.dragonflysoc.org.uk/liqua.html

this is the page i found on it.

i so enjoyed seeing it.

15 Jun, 2009

 

ah brilliant Sandra, you managed to get a great photo of one

15 Jun, 2009

 

luckily it stayed there for a while Irish

15 Jun, 2009

 

Gorgeous wings, the detail is amazing Sandra. Ours have longer, skinnier tails.

15 Jun, 2009

 

most of ours do too Tasteyg. i have never seen onne like this before...

16 Jun, 2009

 

Sandra:

Very neat looking Dragon Fly! I used to be very scared of these when I was a kid because they can give a nasty bite.

16 Jun, 2009

 

know one told me that....

17 Jun, 2009

 

Sandra:

Yes, you should read up on them...they can bite! However, I think they are more afraid of people then we are of them...so I don't think it's very likely they will bite, unless provoked.

17 Jun, 2009

 

i found this one in the kitchen first then it settled in the conservetory. i used the glass an card method to get it out...

17 Jun, 2009

 

Sandra:

That sounds like me with most bugs.

Dragonflies are very good for the environment...they
eat a lot of "bad" bugs like Mosquitoes.

17 Jun, 2009

 

we live on the side of a valley with a boggy stream creeping along the bottom. but in winter it floods half way up the valley. we get all sorts of related birds and bugs. i'm learning...;-))

17 Jun, 2009

 

Sandra:

I would think you would have a lot of dragonflies there...especially if you have a lot of water around. I saw quite a few around in Balboa Park today.

18 Jun, 2009

 

Do all dragonflies bite Delonix1? I didn't know that.

19 Jun, 2009

 

please dont say that TT. well do they Delonix????

20 Jun, 2009

 

Tateyg, Sandra:

I think they all can...however, I'm not sure. I think they only bite if threatened...but like I said before they are very good for the environment because they eat a lot of mosquitoes and other bugs.

I saw a documentary on dragonflies a while back...and this man was catching them to examine the wings and other parts...the dragonfly was biting the guy -- he said it hurt, however, it didn't break the skin.

The moral to this little story is: don't catch them and examine them. LOL!

21 Jun, 2009



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