Dragonflies and Damselflies

Large Red Damselfly

Dragonflies and Damselflies
These used to be only occasional visitors to the garden and more often than not it would be the Azure Damselfly. However since putting in a small pond (2m x 1m at the extremes), we have seen at least 7 varieties with at least 2 reproducing and living as nymphs in the pond (Broad Bodied Chaser and the Southern Hawker). This year (2005) I have counted 15 empty carcases from which the Dragonfly has emerged and I am sure to have missed nearly that amount.

Azure Damselfly

Banded Demoiselle

Common Darter

Broad Bodied Chaser

Southern Hawker

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