08 September 2012

Southern Hawker Dragonfly II


6 comments:

Andrew S said...

Amazingly good three pictures. It may be in love with you.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Andrew We think it was probably dying It couldn't fly properly

Claude said...

Such long wings, and rather fragile.
There should be a Southern Hawker Dragonfly Protection Agency. If you want to be the Honorary Patron, I'll start collecting some money here.

jams o donnell said...

It is truly beautiful insect. I had never seen one up close before. Sadly the agency would not protect it Shirl found it dead yesterday

Knatolee said...

They are so amazing! My (English) grandmother was allegedly terrified of dragonflies, as in phobic. I can't relate. I think they're one of the most wonderful creatures in the garden.

I guess this one had reached the end of its lifespan. :(

jams o donnell said...

They really are beauties. Sadly it had. Still it would have laid plenty of eggs