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Orthetrum albistylum

(Many thanks to Chris Bradbury for identification! )



Dimensioni: lunghezza: 45-50 mm, apertura alare 65-75 mm


Diffusa In Italia solo nelle regioni settentrionali, presente in diversi ambienti con acqua sia corrente che stagnante. Molto comune nelle risaie.


Può essere facilmente confusa con altre specie dello stesso genere. Il ciclo di sviluppo delle larve è piuttosto lungo (dai due ai tre anni). Gli adulti si posano spesso al suolo in luoghi soleggiati per termoregolare, soprattutto al mattino e verso sera


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(This is a handheld shot taken with a Nikon D80 coupled with a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens)


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dragonfly, libellule, cette libellule mesure un peux plus de 8 cm

this dragonfly can measure a greater than 8 cm, Par

Newly emerged during a downpour!...Hairy Dragonfly (Brachytron pratense).....Messingham Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire, England

Dragonfly hanging on a wire rod. Please view large.

Lots of dragonfly photos today - sorry!


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Dragonflies - Libelle


The dragonflies (Odonata) form an order within the class of insects (Insecta). Of the 5680 known species (as of 2008) [1] in Central Europe occur about 85. The wingspan of the animals is in general between 20 and 110 mm, the type Megaloprepus coerulatus (Zygoptera, Pseudostigmatidae, so a "small" dragonfly), however, can even reach a maximum span of 190 mm.


Die Libellen (Odonata) bilden eine Ordnung innerhalb der Klasse der Insekten (Insecta). Von den 5680 bekannten Arten (Stand: 2008)[1] treten in Mitteleuropa etwa 85 auf. Die Flügelspannweite der Tiere beträgt in der Regel zwischen 20 und 110 mm, die Art Megaloprepus coerulatus (Zygoptera, Pseudostigmatidae; also eine „Klein“libelle) kann allerdings sogar eine maximale Spannweite von 190 mm erreichen.

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Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis



I was walking around looking for wildflowers to photograph when this beauty came flying by, the more photos I took of her the closer she let me get! She is quite colorful!


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No crop...just as framed in the camera. File size reduced. Most satisfying detail shot yet of one of these dragonflies. Large is nice.




Nikon D7100. Tamron 180mm macro. 1/400th @ f/13. ISO 1250. EV = 0.0

The insect family Aeshnidae comprises the hawkers (or darners in North America). They are the largest dragonflies found in North America and Europe and are among the largest dragonflies on the planet. This family represents also the fastest flying dragonflies of the order of the dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata).

Local: pousada de meu amigo Ricardo Bassi - Águas Santas - Foto extraída de meus arquivos.


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A close look at this beautiful Dragonfly. It is perched over algae-covered water, providing a nice background.


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Nikon D7100. Tamron 180mm Macro. 1/500th @ f/13. ISO 1250. EV = 0.0

Nikon D7100. Nikkor 105mm Micro. 1/250th @ f/16. ISO 800. EV = 0.0 Previously unseen image.

Libellula fulva?

Ich hoffe, es ist die richtige Beschreibung.

I hope it's the right name.

Kamera Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Belichtung 0,006 sec (1/160)

Blende f/29.0

Brennweite 180 mm

ISO-Empfindlichkeit 1250

Dragonflies and damselflies are large, conspicuous insects often found close to fresh water. The Order Odonata is divided into two suborders, the Anisoptera containing the dragonflies, and the Zygoptera containing the damselflies. Odonata closely resemble the oldest flying insects known from fossils. These fossil 'dragonflies' were very large, with one species reaching 71 cm in wingspan.

Adult dragonflies are generally stout bodied and when at rest spread their wings out to the sides. Damselflies are generally more delicate and hold their wings along their body when at rest.

The larval stages of the two suborders can be distinguished by the placement of the gills. Dragonfly larvae suck water into their abdomen and move it over their internal gills. Damselfly larvae have gills at the end of the body as three appendages.

Like many insects, the larval and adult stages of dragonflies and damselflies differ in their shape and behaviour and use different habitats.

Eggs are laid into, or close to, water. The larvae adopt an aquatic lifestyle, with only a few exceptions. They feed on aquatic animals such as other insects, tadpoles and occasionally fish. Some larval dragonflies and damselflies are commonly known as 'mudeyes'. They are important in the diets of many aquatic predators such as fish. After progressing through up to twelve larval stages the larvae crawl out of the water. Their skin splits and the adults emerge. The adults are predators that often capture prey while flying.

The adult stage has a pre-reproductive period that may last up to three weeks. At this stage the colour of the wings and body may change and the adults may disperse from their emergence point.

The reproductive phase may involve the establishment of territories by males, which are protected against other males of the same species. Copulation involves the male grasping the female behind the head with appendages on his abdomen while she bends her abdomen underneath his thorax to recover a packet of sperm that he has placed there. Adults may be seen flying in this tandem position


This picture was taken with my new zoom : Nikkor 18 -200 mm f/3.5-5.6

Golden hour sunlight is amazing. As things melt I'm looking forward to seeing these guys again. :)


I'd planned to post this this morning but woke up with a migraine. Ugh.

Dragonflies are out in force! Loved the vibrant orange on this one.

The last 3 pics of this dragonfly

The last 3 pics of this dragonfly

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